Police in Baltimore say a male has been shot in the chest near the epicenter of unrest in west Baltimore in April.

Police tweeted that a male was shot on North Avenue on Monday morning and detectives are investigating. It's not clear who shot the man and no other details were immediately released.

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's police activity at North Avenue and Carey Street and warned people to avoid the intersection.