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Gunman opens fire on West Baltimore cookout killing 1, injuring 6

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Seven people were shot, leaving at least one dead, in West Baltimore Sunday evening, a Baltimore police spokeswoman confirmed. This is the crime scene at Edmondson and Whitmore (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)

Seven people were shot, leaving at least one dead, in West Baltimore Sunday evening, a Baltimore police spokeswoman confirmed.


Officers established a crime scene around the 2500 block of Edmondson Ave. in the city’s Western District shortly after 5 p.m.


Officials said a so-far-unidentified gunman opened fire — shooting indiscriminately -- at a cookout at the intersection of Edmondson and Whitmore avenues.


One person was found dead near Perkins Square Baptist Church. The remaining six victims — men and women — were taken to area hospitals for treatment. The victims’ conditions were not immediately known.


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