BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A witness to a violent car theft in which an accident doctor was injured on Friday speaks up.
The witness described how they were unable to get through to the police despite witnessing the horrific incident.
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This person says a man in the middle of East 36th Street in Northeast Baltimore referred to trauma and acute surgeon Dr. Madhu Subramanian shot by Johns Hopkins after driving away.
Subramanian was on his way to work when the shooting happened around 7am
“At first it appeared to be an accident until I literally saw the young gentleman draw his gun,” the witness said.
A witness who asked to remain anonymous told WJZ Saturday that they saw a black Honda Accord and a black Infinity trying to block the Subramanian’s car near the intersection.
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The witness says they saw two young African Americans. One of them had a gun and was carrying it as they walked around the driver’s side window.
The witness says Subramanian drove around the two cars and sped down East 36th Street. Then shots broke out.
“The gentleman who drove, as I said, the black infinity got out in the middle [the] street and opened fire and shot this vehicle – I know – 15 times,” the witness said.
Subramanian was taken to the hospital where he was treated by his own team.
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Johns Hopkins Medicine says he was not seriously injured and was discharged.
“It makes me angry because it keeps happening,” Mayor Brandon Scott said.
Scott says police have allocated resources to this neighborhood to try to combat robberies and auto thefts.
But he says they have arrested many of the same people in recent incidents.
“The most recent auto theft arrests we’ve had, of the last 23 arrests, 70 percent were repeat arrests,” he said.
Scott told WJZ he will make sure police keep working to get guns off the streets to prevent carjacking and other violent crimes.
But he says the city also needs to focus on efforts other than police.
“We need to think about what we can do, especially for young people who are caught committing these types of violent crimes, so we don’t arrest the same people over and over again.”
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Anyone with information about what happened in Northeast Baltimore on Friday should call the police or Metro Crime Stoppers.
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