14-year-old bystander is shot during robbery


A 14-year-old girl was shot in the leg during a street robbery two blocks from her school in Northeast Baltimore yesterday, police said.

The girl, whose name was not released, was walking in an alley near the 3500 block of Hillen Road about 12:40 p.m. when she came upon two men about to rob another man, police said.

The two suspects and the victim "were tussling in the alley," said Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman. "The victim of the robbery breaks free. He starts running."

One or both of the suspects pulled out a handgun and fired at the robbery victim, who was not injured. The girl was shot in the leg, Harris said.

She ran to her school, Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School,and was being treated for her injuries last night at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Harris said.

Police are investigating.

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