CRIME

8 Shot, Including Toddler, In 'Planned' Baltimore Shooting: Cops

The shooting by three gunmen is believed to have been in retaliation for a Labor Day shooting.

25/09/2016 10:58 PM AEST | Updated 27/09/2016 2:09 AM AEST
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Eight people, including a three-year-old girl, were hurt in a shooting that Baltimore police called an act of “retaliatory violence” on Saturday night, authorities said.

A spokesman of the Baltimore Police Department told reporters at a news conference that the shooting appeared to be in response to a fatal shooting on Labor Day that left one person dead and others injured.

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A memorial for a previous incident is seen on the corner of where Baltimore police say gunmen shot and wounded eight people Saturday night.

Police said the attack was “planned” and involved three shooters, two with handguns and one with a long gun that seemed to be a shotgun. Police said all the eight victims were expected to recover from their injuries.

Further details were not immediately available on the shooting or identities of the shooters.

A separate shooting in Baltimore on Saturday left two people with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

(Reporting by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)

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