High emotions in the air after a 16-year-old dies in a Cambridge shooting

CAMBRIDGE, Md. – A fatal shooting left a 16-year-old dead in Cambridge Thursday night. Now, locals tell us they are tired of these tragedies happening and want to see change.

“Whoever lives here everyone, they all need some changes here, even all who work here we want some changes here,” Amar Kunwr, an employee at a nearby store, said.

Caution tape was still wrapped around the poles, and the fire department cleaned up Friday, after the fatal shooting in the 900 block of Camelia Street.

Officers said they responded to the area around 8:15 p.m., finding one 16-year old of Cambridge dead and a 15-year-old injured.

We talked with residents both on camera and off. During our conversations, emotions were running high from anger to tears.

“Yeah, I heard about last night, what happened here. Everyone is very sad, the residents who live around here,” Kunwr said.

One employee at a nearby store said they want to see change.

“We all need here more police more lights so that things like this won’t happen in the future so that everyone can live here peacefully and that they all feel safe here,” Kunwr said, also adding, “We would like some city leaders to come forward and do some good.”

We reached out to the City Commission President Lajan Cephas, on the matter and she said, “Constituents of the Greenwood Ave corridor have valid concerns regarding the need of more lighting and more police presence in the area. Both concerns have and will continue to be addressed. However, this is just a few pieces to the bigger puzzle. It till take parents, community leaders, and the State of Maryland, in addition to the City of Cambridge to heal this community and get these illegal guns off of our streets.”

While locals are waiting for leaders to solve that puzzle, they’re trying to stay hopeful that peace can be brought to Cambridge.

“It’s not good, very sad and we would like to ensure that in the future this kind of things don’t happen more,” Kunwr said. “We want to all live like a family here, so that’s what we all want here.”

No arrests have been made at this time. According to Maryland State Police, this incident was not random, and they believe the victims may have been targeted.

If you know anything about this case, you’re asked to call Maryland State Police at 410-749-3101 Ext. 140.

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