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Baltimore Block Party Shooting Leaves 2 Dead, 28 Wounded

Milton Quintanilla | Contributor for ChristianHeadlines.com | Monday, July 3, 2023
Baltimore Block Party Shooting Leaves 2 Dead, 28 Wounded

Baltimore Block Party Shooting Leaves 2 Dead, 28 Wounded

At least two people are suspected of opening fire on a Baltimore block party on Sunday, killing two and wounding 28. 

According to Richard Worley, Baltimore's acting police commissioner, the shooting occurred just after 12:30 a.m. in the Brooklyn Homes area in the southern part of the city. As of Tuesday, both suspects remain at large, CBS News reports.

According to the Associated Press, 18-year-old Aaliyah Gonzales died at the scene, and 20-year-old Kylis Fagbemi died at a local hospital. Additionally, 28 people, ranging from 13 to 32, were injured.

"I want those who are responsible to hear me and hear me very clearly," Mayor Brandon Scott said at the scene early Sunday morning. "We will not stop until we find you, and we will find you. Until then, I hope that every single breath you take, that you think about the lives that you took, think about the lives that you impacted here tonight."

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore made a statement following the shooting, noting that his "heart breaks for these victims, their families, and the Baltimore community that is coping with the loss.

"Maryland has had enough of watching gun violence continue to ravage our state and our nation," Moore continued. "The fact that these horrific shootings continue to take place is abominable. We, as a state, will continue to do everything we can to prevent senseless acts of violence like the one we saw last night.

"We are grateful for the actions of the first responders who jumped quickly into action and are confident that our law enforcement officials will swiftly bring the perpetrators to justice. My administration is in close touch with local officials and will provide whatever resources are needed to assist," he said.

"To the loved ones of these Marylanders, I am so sorry for your loss. You deserve better, and we will work together to bring you just that. You have my word."

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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer and content creator. He is a contributing writer for Christian Headlines and the host of the For Your Soul Podcast, a podcast devoted to sound doctrine and biblical truth. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary.

Baltimore Block Party Shooting Leaves 2 Dead, 28 Wounded