Sunday, May 24, 2015

Violence Surges in Baltimore; 11 Shot, 5 Killed Since Friday

From the Baltimore Sun:
Violence surged to open the Memorial Day weekend in Baltimore, with 11 people shot, five fatally, in multiple incidents, according to police reports.

A man was shot in the torso just after 11 p.m. Friday on Benkert Avenue in the St. Josephs neighborhood of southwest Baltimore. He later died at an area hospital.

Around 11:51 p.m., three people were shot, one fatally, in the 1900 block of Wilhelm Street in Carrollton Ridge, police said. One man was fatally shot in the head, a second man was suffering from a gunshot wound to his neck and, as officers were securing the scene, police say a third man was found shot at the corner of Pratt and Payson Street. The third victim was suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

Then, on Saturday morning in the 1800 block of Edmondson Avenue in Harlem Park, in West Baltimore, a man was found around 5:40 a.m. suffering from gunshot wounds to his leg and thigh. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment, police said.

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