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17 year old Juvenile Fatally shot in Cumberland Shooting Saturday

October 28th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

A number of gunshots ring out just after 1:30AM on South Mechanic Street and Merchants Alley Saturday morning. Officers of Cumberland Police Department responding within seconds to the incident as a drunk and panic crowd hampered efforts to secure the scene. Officers found four individuals with gunshot wounds in the alley between Uncle Jack's and Niners. Allegany County Sheriff deputies assisting with crowd control and securing the scene to allow Cumberland Fire Department to treat and transport one male trauma patient, unconscious and receiving CPR. This individual, a 17 year old juvenile later died from his injuries at UPMC Western Maryland. A conscious female patient with a gunshot wound to the leg was also transported to UPMC Western Maryland. Two other individuals were taken to Western Maryland by personal vehicle.  A number of individuals were detained for questioning and Law Enforcement has a suspect in custody. Maryland State Police Aviation unit Trooper 5 provided overwatch and Police K9 unit were dispatched to the scene to assist with the ongoing investigation.

Update 6:30AM… WCBC news has confirmed a 17 year old juvenile was fatally shot this morning. Cumberland Police Department will issue a statement later this morning.

Update 7:55AM… Cumberland Police Department has released a statement requesting the Public's assistance for additional information on the early morning shooting that has claimed the life of one young man and injured three others