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25-year-old MD mother shot and killed on son's birthday

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Posted at 2:38 PM, Jan 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 15:38:13-05

By WMAR Staff

BALTIMORE (WMAR) — A 25-year-old woman was shot and killed in Cherry Hill on her 7-year-old son's birthday.

Thursday night, Baltimore City Police say they were called to a reported shooting around 5:20 p.m. in the 2700 block of Fisk Road.

Responding officers found the victim, 25-year-old Renika Howard, suffering from gunshot wounds to her upper body. Howard was transported to an area hospital where she later died.

Homicide detectives are investigating what circumstances led up to the shooting. Thus far in 2019, there have been six homicides in Baltimore.

There is a vigil planned Friday night at 4:30 p.m. on Fisk Road, the same place she was shot.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup or detectives at 410-396-2100.

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