By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO
Three teenagers are victims of the city’s latest crime spree according to the Baltimore Police Department (BPD).
A 14-year-old boy was stabbed at the Inner Harbor on Nov. 11, said Baltimore Detective Donny Moses.
The teen was in the 4500 block of E. Pratt Street around 5:00 p.m. when he was approached by four suspects who stabbed him in the side.
The teen was able to flee to a nearby Chick-Fil-A restaurant to seek help. The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police are still working to identify the suspects.
That same evening, another teen was a victim of a crime when he was shot outside of his school.
Officers were called just before 2:00p.m. to the 2200 block of PineWood Avenue to the Achievement Academy School Campus where a gunman shot a teen in the thigh said police.
According to the BPD, the teen was not in class that day but showed up to the campus that afternoon. When the teen got out of his car, he was approached by a gunman in dark clothing who opened fire.
The teen fled inside of the school for safety and the gunman fled on foot. The teen was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.
Baltimore City schools put out a statement saying that “District staff are in touch with the student and the family and are keeping them in our thoughts.”
The statement said counselors were available on Nov. 12 and throughout the week to support students and staff members.
Schools were briefly locked down while police investigated the shooting.
Police believe the teen was targeted but have not yet determined a motive for the shooting. As of Nov. 12, detectives have but has a chance to interview the victim.
Later that evening, another teen was shot in the Saint Joseph’s neighborhood in Southwest Baltimore. Police responded to a call for shots fired around 6:45 p.m., on Palormo Ave., near Old Frederick Road
Upon arrival, officers found a 19-year-old shuddering from a gunshot wound to the arm. He was transported to an area hospital in good condition. There are no suspects in custody at this time.
Anyone with information should call detectives at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.