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Eight injured as gunmen open fire in East Baltimore

The shooting occurred last night just a block from where the city held a party earlier yesterday for a special event. (Representative image) Photograph: (Getty)

Baltimore, United States Sep 25, 2016, 03.02 AM (IST)
At least eight people, including a  three-year-old girl, were injured during a shooting incident in East Baltimore late on Saturday night, police officials said. 

None of the injuries were life-threatening,  Baltimore police spokesman T J Smith informed on Twitter.  He added that three suspects apparently fled on foot. While one of them was armed with a shotgun, the other two had handguns.  

The incident was reported just a block from where the city held a party on Saturday to dedicate "Open Works," which was described as a co-working space, Indian news agency PTI reported. Police had at least three blocks cordoned off and were keeping away bystanders and reporters.

At a news conference, a Baltimore police department spokesman told reporters that the "planned"shooting appeared to be in response to a fatal shooting on Labor Day that left one person dead and others injured, Reuters reported.  

A separate shooting in Baltimore on Saturday left two people with non-life-threatening injuries, police added.

It's pertinent to mention that a shooting attack at a Washington state mall on Friday night left at least five people dead. The man believed to have opened fire was caught on Saturday, police said. 

(WION with inputs from agencies) 
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