Police: Man in custody after boy, 7, fatally shot in home

December 31, 2022 GMT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police in Baltimore say that a 7-year-old boy was fatally shot on Friday.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the shooting occurred in a home in the city’s Easterwood neighborhood.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said officers responded to a call and found a “small, male child in the upstairs portion of the residence with a gunshot trauma to the head.”

The boy died from his injuries a short time later at a hospital. Police said that an 18-year-old man was taken into custody.

Harrison said the man was transported to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and was expected to be interviewed extensively about what happened inside the home.

The police commissioner did not describe the relationship between the victim and the man.

“We don’t have many details,” Harrison said Friday. “We have this unfortunate and very tragic incident with yet another child losing a life in Baltimore city.”