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Man shot in chest near scene of Baltimore riots

Published 27/07/2015 | 17:55

People celebrate as they gather in the streets of Baltimore, Maryland yesterday following the decision to charge six Baltimore police officers — including one with murder — in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who was arrested and suffered a fatal neck injury while riding in a moving police van
People celebrate as they gather in the streets of Baltimore, Maryland yesterday following the decision to charge six Baltimore police officers — including one with murder — in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who was arrested and suffered a fatal neck injury while riding in a moving police van
A protester argues with a policeman amid demonstrations in Baltimore (AP)
Baltimore state attorney Marilyn Mosby speaks on recent violence and says there is "probable cause to file criminal charges in the Freddie Gray case" of officers involved in the arrest of the black man who later died of injuries he sustained while in custody in Baltimore, Maryland May 1, 2015. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
Two National Guardmen ready their equipment before a march for Freddie Gray, Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

A man has been shot in the chest near the scene of unrest in Baltimore in April.

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Police tweeted that a man was shot on North Avenue and detectives are investigating.

It is not clear who shot the man and no other details have been released.

Read more: Baltimore's mayor lifts curfew six days after riots were sparked by death of man in custody

Rioting and looting broke out in the area in April after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a fatal spinal cord injury in police custody.

The city's Office of Emergency Management tweeted that there was police activity at North Avenue and Carey Street and warned people to avoid the area.

Top row row from left, Caesar R. Goodson Jr, Garrett E Miller and Edward M Nero, and bottom row from left, William G Porter, Brian W Rice and Alicia D White, the six police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray (AP/Baltimore Police Department)
Top row row from left, Caesar R. Goodson Jr, Garrett E Miller and Edward M Nero, and bottom row from left, William G Porter, Brian W Rice and Alicia D White, the six police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray (AP/Baltimore Police Department)
The street party in Baltimore the day after charges were announced against the police officers involved in Freddie Gray's death (AP)

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