Boy, 16, killed in Baltimore triple shooting

BALTIMORE — A 16-year-old boy has been killed, and two others are injured after a triple shooting in Baltimore.

Police say the boy was found unresponsive at the scene on Greenmount Avenue in North Baltimore on Tuesday night. Another victim was in critical condition, and the third was stable with lesser injuries.

Neighbors say gunfire rang out in scattered bursts across the area. Resident Tamm Hunt, a local jazz singer says it sounded like “the wild, wild west.”

The Baltimore Sun reports five people were shot in the city Tuesday. The killing brought the total number of Baltimore homicides this year to 197. That is the total homicide count for all of 2011.

Police were still searching for suspects and a motive for the shooting late Tuesday.

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