Two teens were shot while police were attempting to disperse a sizable crowd of juveniles, prompting the mayor of Baltimore to order the implementation of a summer curfew.
When police attempted to break up conflicts among more than 200 youths gathering at the city’s Inner Harbor neighborhood at about 9 p.m., a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old were shot and injured. WBAL-TV reported on Sunday.
According to WBAL, one of the victims was in critical condition, while the other was stable.
According to police, two suspects were detained, including one who was located in a police garage with a loaded gun and matched the description of the shooter.
The other suspect was also found with a loaded gun.
Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott declared his plan to adopt a 9 p.m. curfew after the shooting. Anyone under the age of 14 must obey a curfew till 10 p.m. for children under the age of 17 in the upcoming summer, according to WJZ-TV.
Scott remarked, “I want everyone to hear me and me. “We’re returning to the past. As we enter the later spring and summer months, a youth curfew will be enforced.
According to Scott, little children have been frequently seen leaving their houses at night.
In addition to making sure they are taken off the streets, Scott added, “We need to make sure we are helping them and figuring out what’s going on with them and their families.” ”
It is not usual for someone to be so far from their home, with no one caring for them or even knowing where they are.”