Youth reported to be in critical but stable condition
The boy was in critical but stable condition at a hospital after the shooting, which happened about 3:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of N. Ellamont St., police said.
Police were working to determine a suspect and a motive.
Near the scene of the shooting, which witnesses said happened on the street outside the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses building, young children played outside and neighbors returned home with groceries. Police marked at least four shell casings on the street, and a black sneaker was left on the street in the aftermath.
A neighbor, who declined to give her name, said the 16-year-old was her son's best friend and was a "lovable, respectful" boy who accompanied her family on vacations. She said her son and the boy were taking pictures of themselves outside earlier on the sunny, mild afternoon, then parted ways. Shortly after, the woman heard shots outside.
The boy was the second teen police reported shot over the weekend in Baltimore. Just after 11 p.m. Saturday, a 19-year-old man was shot in the back at North Eden Street and Monument Street.
Police said the man was shot by an unknown assailant. A medical unit responded and took him to a local hospital, but police did not have information about his condition Sunday.
Anyone with information about Saturday night's shooting may call police at 410-396-2433. Anyone with information in the Rosemont shooting may call police at 410-396-2488.