The grandson of a leader of the Maryland House of Delegates was killed in northeast Baltimore on Monday in what police said was a targeted "broad daylight" shooting.
The victim was identified as Tyrone Ray, 22. His grandfather is Del. Talmadge Branch (D-Baltimore City), the House majority whip.
On his Facebook page, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said he was "heartbroken to learn of the death of House Majority Whip Talmadge Branch's grandson."
He asked for prayers for the Branch family and for "all of the people who loved this young man."
In describing the shooting as targeted, T.J. Smith, the Baltimore police spokesman, said the assailants "shot the person they wanted to shoot." But he said police did not know why the shooting occurred. Smith said it did not appear to be a robbery.
Police said they were looking for two men who fled in a vehicle after the 12:30 p.m. attack.
The street where the shooting occurred is mainly residential, and lined with modest two story brick rowhouses, many with front porches and front lawns. It is about four miles northeast of Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
Branch has been a delegate for 22 years, and majority whip since 2007.