A pair of elderly siblings were injured in a double shooting outside a shopping center in southwest Baltimore on Monday, police said.
The shooting happened on the 3400 block of Walbrook Avenue around 1 p.m.
Police said a 90-year-old woman and her 82-year-old brother were injured in the shooting when gunshots were fired from across the street. The victims were near a bus stop walking to a store when they were shot.
“There are not any words to describe how ridiculous this is,” Baltimore police Director T.J. Smith said.
Police said both victims were shot in the leg. The woman suffered a wound to her head after she fell. Both victims’ injuries are non-life-threatening, police said.
“These elderly people shouldn’t be in the hospital now with gunshot wounds,” Smith said.
Police said the siblings were not intended targets.
“There was not any type of gun battle here. There is at least one person shooting here,” Smith said.
Police released photos of the individual they have identified as a suspect.
“This person shot someone that could be your grandmother, your grandfather, your great-grandmother, your great-grandfather,” Smith said. “Don’t know who the intended target is but again, we talk about this often how bullets have no names.”
The crime has those in the community upset and calling for an end to the violence.
“You live that long, you don’t expect that to happen,” resident Joseph Miller said.
Netta Carter said it is crimes like this that lead her to only go to work and then go straight home.
“I want to stay a little longer,” Carter said. I mean I want to see my age get up there, too.”
Carter said she has lived in the neighborhood for a couple of decades.
Source: WBAL TV | Saliqa Khan