Video: Surveillance cameras capture attack that wounded 6 men, killed 1 in Northwest Baltimore

Published on: August 25, 2022 1:41 PM EDT|Updated on: August 25, 2022 5:15 PM EDT

Baltimore Police respond to the corner of Shirley Ave. and Park Heights Ave. after multiple people were shot Wednesday, 8/24/22.

In the surveillance videos, a silver car pulls over on a busy city street, the doors swing open and two gunmen emerge shooting. A crowd scatters, and men fall over each other to get away. Four men lie on the ground and the shooters turn back to their car. It’s all over in 10 seconds.

Multiple surveillance cameras captured the brazen attack Wednesday afternoon on Park Heights Avenue in Northwest Baltimore that left one man dead and six others wounded. Four remain in critical condition, police said Thursday. The victims ranged in age from 24 to 70 years old.

By Thursday afternoon, police had not announced any arrests. Officers continue to search for a silver 2016 Lexus CT 200H.

Neighbors said the crowd of men hung around in the shade of the trees, playing cards and dominoes in the yard of New Horizon Deliverance Center & Ministries at the corner of Park Heights and Shirley avenues. The men were there again Wednesday around 12:30 p.m. when the gunmen jumped out.

It remains unknown what, if anything, provoked the attack. Police have offered no motive. And while neighbors speculated about a possible robbery, the shooters appeared to open fire and hurried back to the car without any attempts to grab items from the victims, according to surveillance camera footage obtained by The Baltimore Banner.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison spoke at the crime scene Wednesday. He urged neighbors to help police catch the shooters.

“The brazenness of these offenders to pull up, get out of a car and then open fire on a group of people minding their own business is unconscionable,” Harrison said Wednesday. “What’s as unconscionable as that is people who know who was in that car and don’t say anything and don’t help.”

The shooting comes as police grapple with an increase in gun violence this year. According to police statistics, 235 people have been shot and killed in Baltimore this year, about 8% more than the same period last year. Some 490 people have been wounded by gunfire this year, about a 12% increase over last year, according to police statistics.

The shooting Wednesday afternoon also came as top city, state and federal law enforcement leaders — including Harrison, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and U.S. Attorney Erek Barron — gathered news reporters in East Baltimore to discuss renewed efforts and resources to stem the violence.

Anyone with information about the shooting Wednesday can call police at 410-396-2100 or the Metro Crime Stoppers Tipline at 1-866-7LOCK-UP.

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