One teen was killed and another was injured Thursday night during a double shooting in Annapolis, police said.

Officers on patrol on Newtowne Drive around 10:20 p.m. heard “a substantial amount of shots” coming from the direction of Copeland Street, Annapolis Police said.

They went to the 1900 block and found 16-year-old boy who was critically wounded. He was later pronounced dead. A 17-year-old boy, who had been shot in the abdomen, was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center with critical injuries, according to an Annapolis Police spokesperson.

No arrests were made.

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Earlier this month, Annapolis Police Chief Ed Jackson said the department would increase its presence this summer in areas where there has been a high number of homicides, robberies, burglaries, rapes, serious assaults and thefts in the past.

“This kind of disregard for the lives of people in our neighborhoods must stop,” Jackson said in a statement. “With our Summer Crime Plan in effect, our officers are working hard to protect our communities and suppress the violence plaguing our streets. But we also need help from those in the community to help us identify criminals carrying and using guns.”

Mayor Gavin Buckley said crime prevention is “up to all of us.”

“Every homicide represents loss and grief to a family and our community,” he said. “We can not allow this dangerous and disturbing behavior to continue in our city.

penelope.blackwell@thebaltimorebanner.com

Penelope Blackwell is a Breaking News reporter with The Banner. Previously, she covered local government in Durham, NC, for The News & Observer. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Morgan State University and her master’s in journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

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