Mass shooting with ‘multiple’ victims as gunman opens fire

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Multiple people have been gunned down in a mass shooting in Maryland, United States, according to police.

The terrifying incident took place soon after midday on Wednesday at 12.30pm local time in the area of Shirley Avenue and Park Heights Avenue in Baltimore.

At least seven people have been shot, Baltimore Metro News reports including three whom have been admitted into hospital while four remain being treated at the scene.

At around 5.30pm GMT Baltimore Firefighters IAFF Local 734 took to Twitter to update followers, saying: #BCFDEMS & #BMORESBravest units are treating & transporting several injured victims from the scene of a reported shooting. 4 EMS units called. @BaltimorePolice @FOP3 investigating.

Baltimore police also wrote on social media: "Investigators are at the intersection of Park Heights Avenue and Shirley Avenue. 08.24.2022 at approximately 12:24 p.m., Northwest District officers were summoned to a multi-victim shooting scene."

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