Baltimore Homicide Count Hits 100 For 2012

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say the city’s homicide count has hit 100, with authorities lacking suspects in two most recent cases.

Police say about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, 18-year-old Tavon Whelchel was found in the street with a gunshot wound to the chest. He died at Shock Trauma.

About 2 a.m. Wednesday, 36-year-old Lewis Womack IV was found in front of a home with gunshot wounds to his torso. He died at Sinai Hospital.

The Baltimore Sun reports at this point last year, Baltimore had 96 homicides.
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(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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