Center of Baltimore’s April Riots Sees Another Shooting

© Patrick Semansky/AP Photo An investigator places evidence placards at the scene of a shooting, Monday, July 27, 2015, in Baltimore.
© Patrick Semansky/AP Photo An investigator places evidence placards at the scene of a shooting, Monday, July 27, 2015, in Baltimore.

A man was shot in Baltimore on Monday near the center of April unrest triggered by the death of a man who died from an injury in police custody, authorities said.

The unidentified man was shot in the chest on North Avenue in west Baltimore and detectives were investigating, police said in a Twitter feed.

The area, known as Penn North, was swept by rioting and looting on April 27 following the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died from a spinal injury after being arrested by police. Six officers have been charged in the case.

The area is the site of a pharmacy that was torched by looters and became the focus of protests and marches.

The shooting came as killings have surged in Baltimore. The city has notched 181 homicides so far this year, up from 116 in the same period in 2014, police said.

Baltimore has had 358 shootings in 2015, almost double the number from the same period last year.

(Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by Lisa Lambert)

Source: Reuters

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