A 13-year-oldMarylandboy waskilledin ashootingoutside a shopping mall where five others, including four juveniles, were wounded as they walked through the parking lot on Sunday, investigators said.
The gunfire broke out shortly after midnight in Rosedale, a community on the outskirts of the city ofBaltimore, Baltimore County police said.
“This level of violence is unacceptable. We had children that were shot last night,” Police Chief Melissa Hyattsaid at a news conference. “And an adolescent lost his life for some senseless and unknown reason.”
The victims left an event at the Triple Threat Elite Dance studio and were approached by several suspects, police said. An altercation ensued and multiple shots were fired.
Hyatt said the 13-year-old boy, identified as Rickie Forehand, was pronounced dead at the scene. The five injured victims included two 12-year-old boys, a girl and a boy, both age 14, and a 19-year-old man. They suffered non-life threatening injuries and one has been released from the hospital.