Posted on July 3, 2023

Video Shows Moment During South Baltimore Mass Shooting That Killed Two, Injured 15 Minors

Alexus Davila et al., WJZ, July 3, 2023

WJZ News obtained a shocking video that shows moments during a mass shooting in Baltimore’s Brooklyn neighborhood that had people running.

Police are searching for at least two suspects who opened fire on a group of people at an unpermitted neighborhood block party in the Brooklyn community of South Baltimore.

Two people were killed — 18-year-old Aaliyah Gonzalez and 20-year-old Kylis Fagbemi – in the mass shooting early Sunday, and dozens were injured, according to police.

Overall, police said 30 people were shot, ranging from the ages of 13 to 32 years old, around 12:30 a.m. in the 800 block of Gretna Court. Fifteen minors, under 18 years old, were also shot.


Police said two 13-year-olds, a 14-year-old, three 15-year-olds, five 16-year-olds, four 17-year-olds, five 18-year-olds, a 19-year-old, a 20-year-old, a 22-year-old, a 23-year-old, a 31-year-old and a 32-year-old were wounded.

Police say they got reports of gunshots around 12:30 a.m.


The Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police said the Southern District was “working short-handed as usual” during the shooting.

@BaltimorePolice used to have 20+ cops on every patrol shift,” the FOP tweeted. “Now there are sometimes half that number. BPD is 700 cops short and more are leaving weekly thanks to the non-action of ex-PC Harrison. @MayorBMScott, do you think these are acceptable numbers? We need a retention and recruitment plan now.”

Baltimore’s FOP said seven officers were patrolling the Southern District at the time of the mass shooting.

“Ten years ago there would have been 20 from the shift,” the FOP continued. “The legacy of ex-PC Harrison is that 400 more cops left during his tenure than were hired. @MayorBMScott, this is unacceptable. You need to create a retention & recruitment plan NOW. FOP3 has offered suggestions.”

Baltimore City Councilwoman Phylicia Porter said the community is “marginalized” with high unemployment and crime rates.

“We have some of the highest unemployment rates, we have some of the most violent crimes down here in Brooklyn property,” Porter said. {snip}


No suspects have been arrested, but investigators are reviewing video surveillance.