Juvenile shot on Rosedale basketball court

A Baltimore County neighborhood is on the edge after someone shot a juvenile on a community basketball court.Police confirmed a juvenile suffered at least one gunshot wound and is being treated at a local hospital. The age of the victim, their condition nor what may have led to the shooting have not been released. Neighbors find it hard to believe their community basketball court turned into a crime scene on a warm Sunday afternoon. “My community is awesome. We have cook outs. We have Bar-b-q’s. We have community meetings,” said a concerned neighbor named Kerion. “It’s a family friendly environment. It’s a kid friendly environment.” A call for a shooting came in around 3:15 pm Sunday in the 6000 block of Marquette Road in Rosedale. According to investigators, a juvenile suffered at least one gunshot wound. Neighbors heard what they thought were firecrackers going off, then saw a group of kids running. Police have not said how many shots were fired as evidence markers lined a half block. Another concerned neighbor named Cassandra, like many of her neighbors, were having a cookout at the time of the shooting. “It worries me a lot. We definitely have to make some changes,” Cassandra said. “The playground and the park and the basketball court is one of the recreations for the kids. So, that’s why there was a lot of juveniles there. It is so unfortunate that this was the time and place that this incident happened.” A gray SUV also caught the attention of investigators. It’s parked next to the basketball court and it has two bullet holes in the front passenger side windshield. Police have not said what may have led to the shooting. But, directly across the street from the crime scene is a community center. Signs in the front windows read “Got conflict, try mediation. Conflicts are resolved here with mediation.” “It’s sad that kids can’t enjoy the nice weather at the basketball court,” said another concerned neighbor. Crimes Unit are investigating this incident.

A Baltimore County neighborhood is on the edge after someone shot a juvenile on a community basketball court.

Police confirmed a juvenile suffered at least one gunshot wound and is being treated at a local hospital. The age of the victim, their condition nor what may have led to the shooting have not been released.

Neighbors find it hard to believe their community basketball court turned into a crime scene on a warm Sunday afternoon.

“My community is awesome. We have cook outs. We have Bar-b-q’s. We have community meetings,” said a concerned neighbor named Kerion. “It’s a family friendly environment. It’s a kid friendly environment.”

A call for a shooting came in around 3:15 pm Sunday in the 6000 block of Marquette Road in Rosedale. According to investigators, a juvenile suffered at least one gunshot wound. Neighbors heard what they thought were firecrackers going off, then saw a group of kids running. Police have not said how many shots were fired as evidence markers lined a half block.

Another concerned neighbor named Cassandra, like many of her neighbors, were having a cookout at the time of the shooting.

“It worries me a lot. We definitely have to make some changes,” Cassandra said. “The playground and the park and the basketball court is one of the recreations for the kids. So, that’s why there was a lot of juveniles there. It is so unfortunate that this was the time and place that this incident happened.”

A gray SUV also caught the attention of investigators. It’s parked next to the basketball court and it has two bullet holes in the front passenger side windshield.

Police have not said what may have led to the shooting. But, directly across the street from the crime scene is a community center. Signs in the front windows read “Got conflict, try mediation. Conflicts are resolved here with mediation.”

“It’s sad that kids can’t enjoy the nice weather at the basketball court,” said another concerned neighbor.

Baltimore County officers from the Violent Crimes Unit are investigating this incident.

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