Via: The Baltimore Sun
Two Baltimore officers were shot, one of them fatally, early Sunday morning outside of the newly opened Select Lounge. Six people in all were shot and two killed.
According to the Baltimore Sun the incident occurred at about 1:15 a.m. when police were called to break up fights and control a crowd outside the Select Lounge on North Paca Street near Franklin Street, said Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III.
“There was an altercation that took place very near the club and some officers worked to intercede in that fight, at which time some gunshots were discharged,” Bealefeld said. “Several officers fired multiple shots.”
An eight-year veteran of the force whose name was not disclosed was shot and killed and a second officer, an 11-year veteran, was shot in the foot. Commissioner Bealefeld said one was in uniform and the other was in plain clothes.
No information has been released about any other victims.
“We’re a few hours into this whole ordeal, and we have scores of detectives working on the case, processing evidence, interviewing witnesses,” Bealefeld said. “We have a ton of work to do to put together the facts of what happened.”
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called the shooting an “absolutely horrible incident.” Three officers were killed in a span of a few weeks in October, and an officer was shot and wounded outside a downtown club in November.
Police did not identify the civilian victims, but on Twitter, friends of one of the victims were talking about his death, identifying him as Sean Gamble. Police said they could not confirm his identity.