Chaos erupted on Sunday evening in Baltimore City's Inner Harbor district as the sound of gunshots pierced the air, causing a mass exodus of spring break revelers through the streets.
The mayhem, captured on video, depicts a harrowing and apocalyptic scene.
Following the violent incident, Mayor Brandon Scott has suggested a citywide curfew for minors during the upcoming summer months.
According to Baltimore City Police Commissioner Michael Harrison, more than 200 "young people" were observed fleeing after the gunfire erupted, which reportedly occurred a mere 50 feet away from police officers. Tragically, two teenagers, aged 14 and 16, were wounded by the gunfire.
"Either they [the kids] don't care about consequences or don't believe the consequences, and they have no respect for human life or the sanctity of life or authority to pull off that brazen cowardly act right there in the presence of police officers," said Harrison.
Mayor Scott said youth curfews would be implemented for the summer period.
"I want everyone to hear me and hear me very clearly. We are going back to the old days. We will be enforcing the use of youth curfew in Baltimore as we move into the later Spring and Summer months," the mayor said.