Five people attending a candlelight vigil for a homicide victim in West Baltimore were shot after a gunman opened fire on the crowd around 6:30 p.m. Monday evening.
The victims in the shooting were shot in their legs and feet with one woman having her stomach grazed. Four of the five people shot by the gunman were women with only one man being injured. All five victims in the shooting are expected to survive. During the shooting, the gunman ran away.
“I thought it was balloons bursting,” Keith Bailey, a florist across the street told the Baltimore Sun. “When I looked up, I saw people running. It was hard to see.” The crowd of 20 to 30 people scattered into traffic on North Avenue.
The vigil was held for Doreen Scofield’s 24-year-old son, Jermaine Scofield who was shot and killed early Sunday.
“I’m tired. I’m tired,” Doreen Scofield told the Baltimore Sun after the vigil. “It’s innocent people being shot. Enough is enough.”
Police haven’t named any suspects in the shooting and the shooter’s motive is unknown.