8 injured in US city shooting

Washington: Eight persons including a child were injured in a shooting on Saturday night in US' Baltimore city, with three armed suspects at large, police said.

The shooting took place at around 8.30 p.m. in Preston Street and the three suspects - one armed with a shotgun and the other two with handguns - fled on foot after the attack, the Baltimore Sun reported.

Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said none of the injuries were life-threatening.

The suspects approached a group of people gathered in front of a house and opened fire. A father and his 3-year-old daughter who were nearby were struck as well, Davis said.

The reasons for the attack as well as further details about the alleged attackers were unknown so far.