By Rick Ritter

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The number of murders continues to sky rocket in Baltimore after six people are killed in less than 24 hours.

Baltimore is closing in on 160 homicides, not even halfway through the year.

Police are beefing up patrols and canvassing neighborhoods.

WJZ’s Rick Ritter spoke with some residents who said they’re scared to come forward and go to police because they’re afraid they too could be gunned down.

The blood shed is hard to fathom. Six people killed in hours, one of them, Sebastian Dvorak, just turned 27.

They’re homicide 155 and 157 in Baltimore, but the two victims’ faces have a story. Both were gunned down in violence that’s incomprehensible.

“The senselessness of this violence, I’m at a loss words,” said David Dvorak, Sebastian’s father.

Dvorak was a local bartender at Ryleigh’s Oyster. He was robbed and gunned down along Boston Street after a night out with friends.

His family has been left shattered.

“We are deeply saddened of our dearest son Sebastian,” said David. “He was exceptional in every possible way, lit up every room and loved by so many.”

A murder in the popular Canton area that shows gunfire is reaching epic proportions.

“We have to take ownership of our city,” David said. “The police cannot stop all murders in this city unless community is involved.”

Baltimore City police are now trying a new strategy. 12 hour shifts are effective immediately and they’re going door-to-door in the neighborhoods of these homicides.

Including west Baltimore, where 37-year-old Charmaine Wilson was gunned down along Gertude Street.

“There is a murderer among us who is an absolutely monstrous human being,” said Baltimore PD spokesman T.J. Smith.

The mother of eight called police because one of her son’s was being bullied. Shortly after, she was shot to death.

“This is something that should outrage the entire community, entire city, because there are cowards walking around that took this mother, killed a woman over dispute,” Smith said.

These are obvious signs that pulling the trigger in Charm City has become far too easy.

“It should at least be a felony to carry an illegal gun,” said mayor Catherine Pugh. “There’s too many illegal guns on streets of our city.”

The mayor says they’re talking with judges, saying this city has to do better with keeping people behind bars who have violent backgrounds and guns in their hands.

No arrests have been made in the homicides of Dvorak and Wilson.

Police say there is no motive in the Canton murder at this time, but they are combing through surveillance video, and as soon as they have anything valuable they will release it to the public to help identify a suspect.

Police are urging people to text them anonymously with tips or any video that may have been taken around the time frame of these murders. That number is (443) 902-4824.

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Rick Ritter

Comments (98)
  1. Jay Lewis says:

    To Officer Chaz Cooper (name changed to protect the officer): I was a family friend when you graduated from the academy and joined the force. Please stay safe. Let them kill each other. You are worth more than all of them combined.

  2. Dont send in more cops, send in more guns and ammo

  3. Mike McSween says:

    Black Lives Matter morons must be extremely happy with the results of their work to clamp down on police.

    1. 8 years of Obama, and look at the results…

  4. Mark Mullins says:

    Congratulations to that worthless mayor and brainless prosecutor, who managed to stigmatize law enforcement and embolden criminals all in one fell swoop.
    Well done dummies!

  5. Obama voters having a little fun.

  6. Yeah- make illegal guns MORE illegal- that should do it.

  7. This is what happens in a democrat utopia.

  8. Bill Kilgore says:

    Chicago, NYC, LA, Milwaukee, Detroit, Baltimore….and the list of Democrat-controlled murder factories just keeps on growing.

  9. I see those cameras are really cutting down on crime. Wait until it gets hot.

  10. Dan Higgins says:

    What does anyone expect ? When your worthless mayor and racist Prosecutor do not support the police ? this is a good example of a democrat controlled city.

  11. John Jones says:

    The mayor of this city is apparently a moron. It IS a felony to carry an illegal firearm. For all you gun control activists out there – as a law abiding citizen, if Sebastian was able to defend himself, the news may have been different. Gun control ONLY handcuffs law abiding citizens. Criminals like the murderer here, DO NOT CARE one whit about “gun control”. All it does is embolden them with a target rich environment. Additionally, defaming the police as you have done over the past two years is definitely a contributing factor to your social ills. My heart goes out to this family. The 2nd Amendment keeps thugs in check. Get educated Baltimore.

  12. Just another typical Democrat Dystopia. (Look around.) You keep voting for it. You’re getting what you deserve.

  13. Charlie Doe says:

    DAMN those Amish Republicans!!!!

  14. Don McCoy says:

    “We have to take ownership of our city,” David said. “The police cannot stop all murders in this city unless community is involved.”

    The “community” forced the police into submission during the riots! It’s THEIR fault! THEY’RE the ones killing each other!

    “It should at least be a felony to carry an illegal gun,” said mayor Catherine Pugh. “There’s too many illegal guns on streets of our city.”

    It SHOULD be a felony to carry an illegal gun. Having said that, even if there were 100 guns PER PERSON on the streets of Baltimore…that doesn’t mean people have to shoot each other! To blame the guns prevents authorities from addressing the actual causes of the problem. Typical Liberal thinking. Ironically, it’s places run by people who harbor such jaundiced philosophies that suffer from the MOST gun violence.

  15. I am not surprised. With Baltimore Leadership prosecuting police, making them fear doing their job.

  16. John Oakman says:

    How can this be?? They have removed the Confederate monuments and they have an All DimoRat city?????????

  17. Doug Day says:

    “I didn’t see nuthin'” said the members of the Democrat base.

  18. Leo Vigild says:

    Visitors to the city of Baltimore have a death wish. We used to visit Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and its Italian restaurants. Wouldn’t dream of it any longer. The city has been mis-managed by one party for decades, yet residents keep voting for them, which doesn’t speak well about their intelligence.

  19. “All (of) this for a flag?” Ban the colors, the flag and all that pushed the Red, Green & Black. Those are the emblems, flag and signs of hatred that get the murder rate up so high in Black Run Cities. The leftists pretend they “care” about the little folk…ha! They just use them because they are easy to bamboozle. “Vote For Me! I’ll Set You FREE!” Yeah, we done got that C.C. [Chocolate City- Parliament/ Funkadelics ] in D.C. a few years back based on shuck-N-jive talk of HOPE & CHANGE! I’m gonna git you …..SUCKA! Black run cities are killing places and it doesn’t matter to those who crave power. Mr. Booker T. Washington warned about just those types in the Colored community. A very bright and honest man was he. Learn from truth!

  20. Liberals need to understand that their “version” of how society works is a disaster. When you remove God from the equation and the morals that go along with belief in him, you come to see what evil is like. Humans did not just occur here on earth by chance but were created for a purpose. Mankind’s belief that they are the ultimate decider of what is right and wrong is at the heart of the problem.

  21. Gee, what does the crime in Baltimore and Chicago have in common? Black on black gang member murders.

  22. I have come to the conclusion that this is the way these people want to live.
    They vote for the same Leftist politicians who deliver the same policies decade after decade.
    They do nothing to improve their own cities, families, schools or lives.

    So..if thats how they want to live, than so be it.

  23. They all look the same, nothing worse, murdered by an uneducated Negro with a gun. Buy a gun, the police can not protected you,

  24. This must be Fake News. Maryland passed all those gun laws, so this can not happen. Oh wait, thegun laws are as ineffective and useless as our politicians.

  25. Well at least the ‘racist’ police department isn’t ‘harassing’ the blacks anymore. They made their beds, now they can get raped in it.

  26. Blacks/Dumbocrats/ANIMALS just doing what they do……they could’ve just robbed him. But no, they kill the man.

  27. “The blood shed is hard to fathom.”
    No it isn’t. This is just typical of any blue city. Wherever democrats are in power you’ll find massive levels of crime, as well as poverty, racism, corruption, hatred, and of course, ridiculous taxation.

  28. Philip Nolan says:

    When you demonize the police, make a mockery of the law (e.g. sanctuary cities) and tolerate or even glamorize thug culture this is what you get. How can these idiots even pretend to be alarmed by what is happening?

  29. All the mayor has to do is get Jimmy MacNaulty, Bunk Mooreland and the rest of ‘Major Crimes’ on this situation and it will get solved.

    Rawles has to approve first, of coarse.

  30. Meanwhile the Maryland AG is filing bogus lawsuits against Trump.

  31. Toren Nerot says:

    Vote Democrat and die…or something like that.

  32. Stu Pedasso says:

    Probably still WAY behind Chicago though and that’s another Liberal paradise.

  33. Randall Mead says:

    Ha! This is like amateur hour compared to Chicago.

  34. we should have picked our own cotton!

  35. Sharp Shtik says:

    For peace to prevail, leftists must be segregated. Prisons already segregate millions of leftists.

  36. Scratch Baltimore off your list, folks. Are there any Democrat utopias you can still safely travel to? No!

  37. Jack Pod says:

    Rahm is “high fiving” everyone he can in celebration of Baltimore taking over as America’s murder capitol city. He is overjoyed.

  38. Why isn’t there an honest discussion about race? If 90% of the murders were conducted by caucasians wouldn’t that be a significant statistic? Until we’re honest, and have all of the facts on the table openly – it’s hard to believe anyone is truly taking this seriously.

  39. Appears Baltimore wants to overtake Chicago.

  40. Kevin Lyle says:

    Whew……….when the Confederate monuments are removed all will be peaceful in Baltimore. The city government has everything under control. Those blocks of stone are the cause of all evil!!!!!

  41. Another DEMOCRAT hell hole trying to beat Chicago as murder town

  42. Detroit, Newark, Atlanta, Chicago, and now Baltimore, what do these cities on the brink have in common….?

    1. Ron Partain says:

      I know, I know!! They’re heavy Republican/conservative areas!

  43. Blacks self-eradicating? I don’t mind. Carry on!

  44. 1) Progressive democrats are never going to give up their agenda, so don’t look for anything to change for the better
    2) The courts in Baltimore are revolving doors. The judges are almost all liberals (see number 1)
    3) Liberals have no morale compass so they take responsibility for nothing (see number 1)
    4) The end game for the democrat party is total control of every aspect of the country so….(see number 1)

  45. Ron Partain says:

    Clearly, there is NOT enough gun control in this liberal bastion.

  46. Emm Are Kay says:

    This is what happens when the inmates are running the asylum.

  47. “The police cannot stop all murders in this city unless community is involved.”

    Can’t happen without an armed community. Can’t happen with Democrats in power.

  48. It is terrible for citizens, But can you blame the police for backing off. Constant worries about getting arrested for doing your job.
    Citizens can blame their race hustling political leaders…but they wont..they will just elect them over and over

  49. Tom Matiska says:

    “just give them space” (sarc)

  50. Jim Morrison says:

    The thugs need some more Space to Destroy so they can blow off some steam.

  51. Jim Morrison says:

    Maybe Freddie Grays mama can spread some of that $6.4 million around?

  52. Remember kids, when you join a gang there’s no backing out. Well there is only one way out ,and you won’t like it.

  53. Jim Moore says:

    Another great day in Baltimore. Police stay safe. Let them enjoy each other’s company.

  54. Morey Ladini says:

    Remember, this is the same, progressive Baltimore where a CEO made a big restoration and jobs proposal to a desolate city area – and was then called a “White Supremacist” by a young (& white) elected official.

  55. John McElroy says:

    As Obama said, “Elections have consequences”.

  56. Charlie Doe says:

    “Approaching the halfway mark we have Chicago way out in front, Baltimore second and gaining, with Detroit in third…”

  57. Brian Dillon says:

    Attention: Democrats are hoping you continue to kill yourselves and those around you. It expedites our way to the civil war they crave, in hopes of disposing of our Constitution. Maybe don’t vote “D” next time?

  58. Thirteen percent of the population commits seventy percent of the murders, per FBI stats. Yep, you guessed it.

  59. Jeffrey Gee says:

    Has anyone ever been to Detroit, Chicago or Baltimore? I have been to all of them. For the most part they are complete hell holes. Ghettos, gangs, and other assorted criminals. People are rude, not courteous, or empathetic. The best thing to do with most of the big cities in America would be to burn them to the ground with a lot of the bloodsucking lowlifes still in them and start over!

  60. Let them thin the heard a while.

  61. This is your city run by liberals, who only have one thing to tell them. You are all victims, you can loot, heck we’ll even give you space to loot. What do you think is going to happen with such irrational and illogical nonsense. A nation is a reflection of it’s cities and our reflection is dark and getting darker.

  62. Lilith Whyte says:

    You are at risk anytime you see a knee grow.

  63. Furthermore, as long as Hollywood, and the music industry keeps promoting the thug/prison/rap
    lifestyle as hip, as cool …..this will just keep getting worse and worse. The proof is the last 25 years. People (v e r m i n ) making Billion$ destroying our society and nothing is done

  64. Your a sanctuary city and some of this you have brought on yourself. You will not let the illegals be deported just adding to your misery. Let iCE did its job and then you can work on your own criminals.

  65. Ray Pierce says:

    Is Baltimore still being led by democrats? Yes? Well there is your problem right there! You might want to change that.

  66. Tom Nichol says:

    Democrats are deadly. We don’t have a gun problem, we have a democrat problem.

  67. John Poland says:

    When a City Government chooses the Concerns and Well Being of a Looting Mob and Arsonists over that of the people it employs for implementing Law and Order there will be unintended Consequences for the people of that city. These consequences were easily foreseen but not considered by the City’s Government. But they have been shown to be Brutally FATAL as a result of that choice they made !

  68. Jose Jimenez says:

    Democrat Killing Fields……wait till they finally control the whole country.

  69. Russ Agrusa says:

    Baltimore has had just one republican mayor in the last 75 years. For the most part Baltimore is as blue as it gets. Where are the democrats taking responsibility for the plight of this city? How do you blame republicans for Detroit, St Louis, Oakland, Baltimore, Stockton, Cleveland, Chicago, etc. These people keep electing the same idiots and expecting different results. It is the very definition of insanity. I’m sure everyone feels bad for the victims but in the end they are all victims because of their own choices. There is a way to change things. Take personal responsibility and hold your officials responsible. The people in Baltimore are more likely to blame the president who has been in office all of 6 months more than they blame their own local politicians. If you want to stop the cycle then stop voting for people who simply keep it going.

  70. irishsavant says:

    Cops should just pull out of the place or turn a blind eye when they see the apes killing one another.

  71. This is the expected result when blacks predominate in a population!

  72. People say there is a RACE problem. People say this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY and ONLY into White countries.

    People say the only solution to the RACE problem is if ALL and ONLY White countries “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-Whites.

    But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against White people, Anti-Whites agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

    Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-White.

  73. When you publicly demonize police who were found not guilty, and tell police to stand down so a bunch of thugs can riot without penalty, what do you think will happen? It will take a lot longer to correct this mess than it took to create it.

  74. A society only has the degree of violence it is willing to tolerate. If you find out who the killers are, line them up again the wall, and publicly execute them, I guarantee you the murder rate will drop the next day. “What a foolish thing to say! You know we can’t do that in this country!” —As I said, a society only has the degree of violence it is willing to tolerate.