July 11, 2016 9:37 pm
Updated: July 11, 2016 10:30 pm

Gunman fires during vigil for slain Baltimore man; 5 shot

WATCH ABOVE: Shooting interrupts vigil for slain man in Maryland

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BALTIMORE — Police say five people attending a candlelight vigil in for a man killed in west Baltimore were shot when a gunman opened fire on the crowd.

Detective Donny Moses said in a phone interview that about 25 people had gathered about 6:30 p.m. Monday at Fulton and North avenues, where 24-year-old Jermaine Schofield was shot and killed early Sunday.

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Moses says police were called to the scene and found two victims with gunshot wounds. Officers then got reports of three other people who went to local hospitals with gunshot wounds sustained at the same location. All the injuries were described as non-life-threatening.

Police say during the vigil, a gunman walked into the crowd and started shooting. Moses says witnesses weren’t able to give police a description of the shooter.

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