BALTIMORE (WJZ)—As the city sees its first deadly shooting in the month of August, Baltimore’s “300 Men March” violence prevention movement is taking to the streets to spread a message of peace.
The march comes one day after one of Baltimore’s deadliest months since 1972, with 45 recorded homicides.
WJZ’s Pat Warren has the latest.
With homicide statistics on the rise in Baltimore communities are coming together.
“The police can’t do it all, the mayor can’t do it all. The community has to come together on one accord,” said one Baltimore resident.
An example of that is happening this weekend, with the 300 Men March engaging young people in its violence prevention movement, organizing a community awareness campaign like this one in July.
District 2 Councilman Brandon Scott is among those leading a bicycle tour.
“Everything that’s happening on our streets starts and ends with our youth,” said Scott. “We’ve had far too many children killed this year and this is their idea, they’re leading the way we’re following. If we want to change the culture on the streets, we have to change the culture around the young men and the young women that are dying on the streets.”
They’ll be distributing t-shirts and flyers with the message we must stop killing each other.
The marchers are counting on one-on-one contact with other young men to encourage non-violence.
Police are asking anyone with information on this morning’s shooting on Cole Street or any other shooting to call 410-396-2100.