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29 Shootings, 9 Fatal, Over Memorial Day Weekend In Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ)–It’s been a violent  weekend in Baltimore after a surge of shootings–some deadly across the city.

Amy Yensi has more.

Police say 29 people were shot, 9 of them killed over this weekend, adding to the  record-breaking violence.

The shooting didn’t stop on Monday night after a 9-year-old boy and another man were both injured by gun fire in the 2900 block of Arunah Avenue. Police say the child was shot in the leg and another man suffered a graze wound to the head.

New police video of a person of interest in Sunday’s deadly shooting in Druid Heights. It’s one of several active investigations following a Memorial Day weekend riddled with gun violence across Baltimore City.

From one district to the next leaving 26 people shot and 9 dead.

Councilmember Mary Pat Clarke links the violence to a city still reeling from weeks of unrest.

“It was an earthquake kind of time and i think we’re still dealing with the aftershock,” she says.

The latest victims died early Monday morning. In the Western District a memorial marks the spot where a man and a woman were shot. The man later died, the woman is in critical condition.

North from there, a triple shooting. A man dies after he’s shot in the chest. Then cops discover two other males shot in the incident, including a 17 year old, after they walked to a local hospital.

Neighbors in Govans describe this as a quiet community and say they’re surprised the gun violence spilled into their streets.

“It’s scary because I’ve got kids. I don’t want anything to happen to my kids, especially around here. It’s a peaceful neighborhood,” one person said,

In the Eastern District traces of dry blood after a man is shot in the head and left in critical condition.

WJZ media partner The Baltimore Sun reports 35 people have been killed so far in May making it the deadliest month in Baltimore since December of 1999. Some say the 3-day surge of violence may be a sign of a police department stretched too thin.

“They’ve gone right from the troubles to this spike,” one resident said.

Since the beginning of the year, 108 people have died due to violence in the city.

So far none of the victims have been identified and no arrests have been made. If you have information on any of these shootings you’re urged to contact police.


A summary of the shootings from Sunday night into Monday:

May 24, 2015, 10:28 p.m. — 1600 block of Hazel St. (Southern)

Police respond to a report of a firearm discharged. They learn of a walk-in shooting victim at area hospital and when they arrive, they learn a man was shot in the buttocks. Victims tells police he was shot by two masked men.

May 25, 2015, 12:13 a.m. –500 block of E. 21 st St. (Eastern)

Officers respond for a report of a cutting and find a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the back of his head. Man is taken to hospital where he’s listed in critical condition.

May 25, 2015,  12:29 am — 800 block of W Fayette St. (Western)

Officers respond to a report of a shooting and they find a man inside a car suffering from gunshot wounds. Police locate a second victim — a woman – who was shot in the back and was laying in the street. Both victims were taken to area hospitals, but the man died due to his injuries. Woman is listed in critical, but stable condition.

May 25, 2015, 1:43 am –5300 St Georges Ave. (Northen)

Police responded for a report of a shooting and find a man suffering from gunshot wounds to his chest and legs. He’s immediately transported to a local hospital, but dies. While investigating the shooting, police learn of two more victims — a 17-year-old male who walked into a local hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to his arm and a another man who sought treatment for a gunshot/graze wound to his head.

May 25, 2015, 4:09 am — 5200 Midwood Ave. (Northern)

Officers arrive at a local hospital for a report of a walk-in shooting victim. They find a man suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg.

May 25, 2015, After 9:00 p.m. — 5200 Midwood Ave. (Northern)

Police say a man suffered a graze wound to the head and a 9-year-old boy was shot in the leg.

May 25, 2015, 11:30 p.m. — 1400 N. Fulton Ave. (Western)

Police responded to a report of a shooting. A 20-year-old man was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his torso. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Note: Numbers were updated May 26, 11:06 a.m.

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