7 Shot, 1 Fatally, Near Baptist Church in Baltimore, Gunman on the Run
Seven people have been shot near Perkins Square Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland, police say. The attacker is reportedly on the run.
Images posted on social media indicate a massive police presence near the Perkins Square Baptist Church in Baltimore, with a nearby street taped off following a mass shooting. Police have confirmed one of the seven victims have died. No motive has been named so far.
The shooting reportedly took place during a cookout. It is not clear if it is linked to the church. There have been reports that the incident took place opposite the church grounds. The Baltimore Sun reported that heavy police presence and activity can be observed at a barber shop, located on the opposite side of the block.
The shooting comes just a day after a gunman stormed in synagogue in Poway, not far from San Diego, California, in an apparent anti-Semitic attack. The name of the suspect, John Earnest, has been tentatively linked to a hate-filled manifesto that appeared online before the attack.