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BREAKING: Gunman Opens Fire At Cookout In Baltimore, Leaving One Dead

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UPDATE (8:20 p.m. EST):

WBAL-TV's Vanessa Herring was live on scene:


According to WMAR-TV's Abby Isaacs, authorities are looking for one suspect at the moment.


UPDATE (8:15 p.m. EST): 

Acting Mayor Jack Young made it clear that this shooting happened to be by a church but wasn't connected.

“It wasn’t anything dealing with the church. I want to make that very clear,” Young said.

This was a vide posted on Twitter of the area:


Around 5 p.m. EST a gunman opened fire at two cookouts in Baltimore's west side. Six people were injured and one died. 

According to authorities, it appears that one person was targeted, although they're unsure if the two shootings are connected.

The person who was was killed collapsed in front of the Perkins Square Baptist Church, just down the street from where the shooting took place, NBC 4 reported.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said the shooter "began firing indiscriminately into the crowd, striking a number of people."


Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying the shooter. They believe a second person may have had a gun and returned fire on the shooter based on the shell casings' location, the Associated Press reported. 

"We know that many people were out here," Harrison said. "It is only with the community's help that we will be able to identify those responsible."

This is a breaking news story. This post has been updated with additional details.

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