12 Shot at Backyard Cookout

Baltimore police say at least one gunman opened fire at a backyard cookout, wounding a dozen people.

Police spokesman Donny Moses says none of the wounds were life-threatening in the shooting late Sunday night. At least twelve people were hit, including a 2-year-old girl and a pregnant 23-year-old woman.

Moses says the victims were wounded in the legs, arms, shoulders and backs.

Police had no immediate suspects or motive in the attack. Moses says a gunman or gunmen walked into the small backyard of a rowhouse on Ashland Avenue in East Baltimore and opened fire with a semiautomatic weapon before fleeing on foot.

The Baltimore Sun reports that Police Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld was at the scene but declined to comment.

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