• Forehand, 13, was killed in the Baltimore shooting
  • 5 others, 2 boys, 12, a boy and a girl, both 14, and a male, 19 were injured
  • The injured victims suffered non-life threatening injuries
  • Police are investigating the case

A 13-year-old boy was killed in a shooting outside of a Maryland shopping mall on Sunday, where five other children, between the ages of 12 and 19, were injured.

The victims were walking through the mall's parking lot in Rosedale, Baltimore a few moments after midnight when gunfire broke out.

According to Fox News, the victims left an event at the Triple Threat Elite Dance studio and were approached by suspects which led to an altercation and the eventual shooting.

The boy who died, Rickie Forehand, was only 13 years old while the other five injured victims were two 12-year-old boys, a boy and a girl aged 14 and a 19-year-old male.

The injured victims were released from the hospital after they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

"This level of violence is unacceptable; we had children that were shot last night," Police Chief Melissa Hyatt said. "And an adolescent lost his life for some senseless and unknown reason."

The suspects had fled by the time authorities responded.

Investigators interviewed several people from the event at the studio and searched for any videos surveillance in the area.

The Baltimore Sun reported that Baltimore County held a record of 50 homicides last year.

As of March 9, at least 54 homicides have been reported in the city of Baltimore and ended 2019 with 348 homicide cases, making it the fifth consecutive year with more than 300 kills and the "second-deadliest year on record".