Police say Nobody was Shot Despite Witnesses Stating the Contrary
After a Fox News reporter announced on live television that Baltimore police had shot a man, police later tweeted that nobody had been shot.
However, numerous people in the area also reported that a man had been shot in the back before police began pepper spraying people.
While it appears the first report may not be true, there is no doubt the second report is true as you can see from the photo above.
Police say the “shooting involved a man with a gun running from police who may have dropped the gun. Fox News, who initially reported witnessing the shooting, said the gun may have gone off after he had dropped it.
The incident took place shortly before 2:45 p.m. A video recorded by PINAC correspondent Alex Salazar, who is on the scene, was uploaded to Facebook showing cops chasing people away as several people say they just shot a man in the back.
Another video posted to Twitter from another videographer from another location near the scene shows a similar scenario, but so far, nothing has surfaced showing the shooting or the victim, but that might only be a matter of time.
Both videos are below.
Fox News initially reported the following:
It’s unclear what prompted the shooting. A Fox News crew witnessed a young black male running from police before he was shot.
It’s not known whether the unidentified man was armed. A gun was reportedly found nearby on a sidewalk.
A crowd quickly formed around the man, who was seen on a stretcher as he was being loaded into an ambulance. His condition is unknown.
Police then said that nobody was shot.
UPDATE II: The Blaze is reporting that police were chasing a man with a gun who ended dropping the gun, causing it go off, which is what led witnesses, including reporters from Fox News, to think he had been shot.