For the Second Time This Month, a 15-Year-Old Boy is Killed in West Baltimore’s

A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot amid a hail of bullets on a West Baltimore street Tuesday afternoon, making him the third teenager killed in the city this month and the second boy of his age killed in the Harlem Park neighborhood.

The boy’s killing came shortly after the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man in Northeast Baltimore, and was the 227th homicide in the city so far this year as the city continues on a record pace of homicides.

Officers were called to the 900 block of Bennett Place about 1:50 p.m. and found the boy, who was not immediately identified, on the sidewalk, police said. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.