Police have been called to Block 900 of Poplar Grove to report the shooting shortly before 3:30 PM.
At the scene of the accident, they found a boy who had been injured multiple times. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
While the officers were investigating the shooting, the police were notified of a second shooting. A 12-year-old boy was shot in the foot. He was taken to the district hospital for treatment.
Grieving friends recognized the murdered victim as 16-year-old Jaheem Atkins.
The killing of another child in Baltimore once again evokes strong emotions, from anger to frustration.
“This is the daily rhythm of the drum of violence in Baltimore,” said former federal prosecutor Thero Fenarajah. “We are used to that there is no anger. Dozens of murders have taken place a stone’s throw from that corner this year.