Police: Male shot near epicenter of Baltimore unrest

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 1:07 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police say a male has been shot in the chest near the epicenter of unrest in west Baltimore in April.

Police tweeted that the shooting call on North Avenue was dispatched at 10:53 a.m. Monday and detectives are investigating. No other details were released.

An hour later, the scene at Pennsylvania and North avenues, where a drugstore burned during the unrest, was typical for midday on a weekday, with people hanging out. There were evidence markers in front of one rowhome.

Rioting and looting broke out in the area after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal cord injury in police custody.

Fire department spokesman Samuel Johnson says the victim was taken to a hospital, but he didn't know how badly he was injured.