Crime, Police/Fire

15-year-old killed in Baltimore County shooting

MILFORD MILL, MD—Police in Baltimore County are investigating a fatal shooting that left a teenager dead on Saturday night.

At just after 9 p.m. on January 21, officers responded to the unit block of Shadwell Court (21244) for reports of a shooting.

When they arrived at the location, authorities found a 15-year-old male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The injured teen was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

“There is nothing more heartbreaking for a parent, and for a community, than the loss of a child,” said Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Sunday. “I am heartbroken that (Baltimore) County has lost a young person to an act of gun violence & furious that family and friends must now mourn the passing of a loved one.”

“We refuse to normalize this violence and expect the perpetrator will be held accountable as the police (department’s) investigation into this incident continues,” Olszewski added. “We grieve with all who have lost a loved one and keep them in our prayers as we all hold a children a bit closer tonight.”

As this remains an ongoing investigation, homicide detectives are asking anyone who may have information about this incident to contact 410-307-2020. Information may also be provided anonymously via Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-756-2587 (1-866-7LOCKUP).

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