Mass shooting in Baltimore

Police cordoned off the area folloiwng the shooting (Twitter / Vanessa Herring)
Police cordoned off the area folloiwng the shooting (Twitter / Vanessa Herring)

Police in Baltimore are on the hunt for three suspects after a mass shooting left eight people injured, including a three-year-old girl.

The shooters used a shotgun and handguns in the attack, say police, adding that none of the injuries inflicted are life-threatening.

In a media conference, police said the attack was carried out by "gangsters" and was a "planned, pre-meditated act of retaliatory act of violence", with the shooters converging on their victims from three different directions.

They believe the shooting was revenge for a triple-shooting that took place earlier in the month, on America's Labour Day.

Six males, including the three-year-old's father, and two females were wounded in the attack. All are being treated in local hospitals, police say.

The suspects are said to have fled on foot from the shooting, which took place at around 9pm on Saturday night (local time) near the Greenmount Cemetery in East Baltimore.

Police say the mass shooting was one of two retaliatory shootings carried out on the same day. In the other incident, two people were shot, both non-fatally.

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