UPDATE (8:20 p.m. EST):
WBAL-TV's Vanessa Herring was live on scene:
At the scene of a reported shooting near Perkins Square Baptist Church on Edmonson Ave.— Vanessa Herring (@VanessaWBAL) April 28, 2019
It’s not clear if the church is involved. @BaltimorePolice have not given an update on what happened. #WBAL pic.twitter.com/4XwbRpZZXz
.@BaltimorePolice say multiple people were shot at a cookout here on Edmonson Ave.— Vanessa Herring (@VanessaWBAL) April 28, 2019
Early reports of 6 wounded and one dead.
We’re expecting an update from Commissioner Harrison in about 15 minutes #WBAL pic.twitter.com/BfIOeK9emJ
According to WMAR-TV's Abby Isaacs, authorities are looking for one suspect at the moment.
Police looking for one suspect at the moment. All they say they know is a black man came up on foot, started shooting and then ran away. 1 person has died, 6 others hospitalized @WMAR2News— Abby Isaacs WMAR (@AbbyIsaacsNews) April 28, 2019
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:
Breaking: Up to 7 people injured after shooting in or near Perkins Square Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland. The gunman is at large. pic.twitter.com/n842gEZZG1— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) April 28, 2019
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.