15-year-old boy found shot dead in West Baltimore Alley – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Fifteen-year-old Braylon Gannon was shot multiple times in the head while in an alley on the 2400 block of West Lafayette Avenue.

Officers in the West District found him shortly before 2 a.m. on Saturday. Gannon is one of at least eight people shot in Baltimore since Friday as the killings continued into 2021.

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“I heard gunfire,” said the Dolores neighborhood resident.

Dolores declined to give his last name.

“I heard a shot. Then I heard two more gunshots,” she said. “Actually, I heard individuals running up the alley because it was raining that night. When someone is running, you can hear their footsteps. I heard the assailant running down the alley.”

Dolores told WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren that she had lived in the neighborhood her whole life and no longer felt safe.

“I just went out and came back,” she said. “I used to think this was the safest neighborhood in the city because the people here were so close. We care about each other, but not everywhere is safe. . . . It makes me want to cry because it’s really sad. These kids are being shot down at a young age and it’s unbelievable.”

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There has been a wave of grief online for Gannon. WJZ confirmed he was a student at Carver Technical-Vocational High School, about half a kilometer from the crime scene.

“Why does the other person feel as if they should just kill him and agree to that?” she asked. “What did that boy do so badly that you took his life? I know his family is in pain. Everyone was heartbroken to learn that such a young person had been shot down and left in the alley to die.”

To date, no arrests have been made.

“Over the weekend, a young man’s life was tragically cut short, leaving his family and loved ones in mourning,” Commissioner Michael Harrison said. “We are asking our community to help us in sharing any information that may help us bring to justice those responsible for senseless violence in our city. ”

Police arrested Marcus Harris, 30, for killing Courtney Campbell, 34, at apartments in Bel-Park Tower, not far from Pimlico, shortly before noon on Friday. Campbell was one of four people shot that day.

Police also said they had made 10 arrests for violent crimes and served nine warrants over the weekend.

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Anyone with information about the shooting can contact homicide detectives at 410-396-2100. Those wishing to remain anonymous can use the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-866-7LOCKUP. 15-year-old boy found shot dead in West Baltimore Alley – CBS Baltimore

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