The mayor of Baltimore called for a summer curfew after two teenagers were shot dead as police tried to disperse a large group of minors.
A 14-year-old and a 16-year-old were shot and injured as police tried to break up a fight between more than 200 teenagers who had gathered in the city’s Inner Harbor area around 9 p.m. Sunday. WBAL-TV report.
One of the victims is in critical condition and the other is in stable condition, WBAL reported.
Two suspects were arrested, one with a loaded firearm that matched the shooter’s description, and the other was found in the police garage with a loaded firearm, police said, WBAL reported.
After the shooting, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott announced his intention to impose a 9 p.m. curfew for those 14 and under and a 10 p.m. curfew for those under 17 in the upcoming summer months , WJZ-TV report.
“I want everyone to hear me and hear me clearly,” Scott said. “We’re going back. We’re going to have a teenage curfew as we head into the final months of spring and summer.”
Scott said he often sees young children leaving the house at night.
“It’s not just about making sure we get them off the streets, it’s about making sure we support them and figure out what happened to them and their families,” Scott said. “It’s not normal that people are so far from home and no one knows where they are or cares about them.”
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