Police: Man Shot, Gravely Hurt Near Site of Baltimore Unrest

Police: Man Shot, Gravely Hurt Near Site of Baltimore Unrest

Detectives are investigating, but it is not yet clear who shot the man.

Published July 27, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police say an 18-year-old man has been shot in the chest near the epicenter of April unrest in west Baltimore.

Police said in a news release that officers heard gunshots at 10:53 a.m. Monday on North Avenue and found a man with multiple bullet wounds to his torso.

Officers say the man was taken to a hospital in grave condition and a person of interest is in custody.

An hour later, the scene at Pennsylvania and North avenues, where a drugstore burned during the unrest, was typical for midday on a weekday. By 2 p.m., streets were no longer blocked off.

Rioting and looting broke out in the area after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal cord injury in police custody.

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Written by Brian Witte, Associated Press

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