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.
(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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