Eight people have been injured after three gunmen opened fire in the area of Preston and Greenmount in downtown Baltimore, apparently in retaliation for a shooting on Labor Day, police say. A 3-year-old girl is among the victims.
The incident happened at about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday when a group of people was standing outside a residence on Greenmount Avenue near East Preston Street. It is the same location that was the scene of a shooting on Labor Day, killing one and injuring two others.
“This was a planned, premeditated act of retaliatory violence where we had 3 shooters,” Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said. “They emerged from 3 different directions. They planned it. It was premeditated. One came from an alley, 2 came from up the street and they shot a group of people that were standing there.”
A father and his 3-year-old daughter, who were also on the street but were not part of the group that appears to have been targeted, were also struck by gunfire. They are believed to be unintended victims of the shooting, Davis said.