By Rick Ritter


BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Another weekend filled with violence, that’s become all too common in Baltimore city.

The yellow tape, evidence markers and live taken by senseless gunfire.

A 20-year-old man, one of the most recent victims of the violence, was gunned down in the 900 block of East 37th Street.

That neighborhood — Ednor Gardens Lake Side — came together Sunday night.

“This is not something we should be experiencing or have to worry about,” said one resident.

Joined by city leaders and even police officers, in disgust over what was the third shooting in their area in just days.

“There’s no place else I should be tonight then right here with the people of this block and community,” said Mary Pat Clarke (D-14th District)

The shooting was just one 15 shootings over the weekend that killed at least 4 people and injured 11.

The spate of violence comes as police are still trying to solve the murder of 7-year-old Taylor Hayes, who was hit by a bullet two weeks ago and died last week.

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“Her mother is planning a funeral, when a lot of other parents are the beach, amusement parks or enjoying summer with children,” said Baltimore police spokesman T.J. Smith.

Despite the recent surge, Mayor Catherine Pugh said the city is headed in the right direction.

“We’re reducing homicides by almost 20% through every district in the city,” Pugh said.

But, numbers aren’t dropping quick enough for some who wonder what it’ll take to turn this city around.

Currently, Baltimore is at 159 homicides for the year, with a little more than five months left in 2018.

Here’s a list of the weekend shootings below:

July 20, 2018 at 7:24 p.m.: Police were dispatched to the 3400 block of Mary Avenue to investigate reported gunfire. Officers responded to the hospital and located a 19 year-old man suffering from a gunshot.

July 20, 2018 at 10:58 p.m.: Police were dispatched to an area hospital to investigate a reported shooting victim seeking treatment. When officers arrived they observed a 44 year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds.

SATURDAY

July 21, 2018 at 12:44 a.m.: Police were dispatched to the 1000 block of Dundalk Avenue to investigate reported gunfire. After canvassing the area officers located a 27 year-old female, a 34 year-old male and a 37 year-old female all suffering from gunshot wounds to the leg. Medics were summoned and transported the victims to area hospitals for treatment. Moments later a 26 year-old male walked into an area hospital seeking treatment. The victim told investigators that he was also shot in the 1000 block of Dundalk Avenue.

July 21, 2018 at 1:56 a.m.: Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Saratoga Street to investigate reported gunfire. While canvassing the area, officers were flagged down by a 29 year-old female suffering from a gunshot wound to the jaw.

July 21, 2018 at about 2:34 a.m.: Police were dispatched to an area hospital to investigate reported shooting victims seeking treatment. When officers arrived at the hospital they observed a 29 year-old male and a 34 year-old female suffering from gunshot wounds to the torso.

July 21, 2018 at 7:00 a.m.: Police were dispatched to the 2700 block of Rittenhouse Avenue to investigate a reported shooting. Responding officers located an unidentified adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. Medics were summoned and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

July 21, 2018 at 3:59 p.m.: Police were dispatched to the 500 block of Old Town Mall to investigate a reported shooting. Responding officers located a 28 year-old male suffering from gunshot wounds. Medics were summoned and pronounced
the victim dead at the scene.

July 21, 2018 at 3:23 p.m.: Police were dispatched to the intersection of Catherine Street and Wilkens Avenue to investigate a reported shooting. Responding officers located a 31 year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound to the back.

July 21, 2018 at 7:23 p.m.: Police were dispatched to the 2300 block of Aiken Street to investigate a reported gunfire. Responding officers canvassed the area and located the victim in the 1200 block of Darley Avenue. The adult male was suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Medics were summoned and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment. Shortly after arriving at Johns Hopkins Hospital the victim was pronounced dead by medical personnel.

SUNDAY

July 22, 2018 at 12:07 a.m.: Police were dispatched to the 900 block of East 37th Street to investigate a reported shooting. Responding officers located the a 20-year-old male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Medics were summoned and transported the victim to an area hospital for treatment. Shortly after arriving at Johns Hopkins Hospital the victim was pronounced dead by medical personnel.

July 22, 2018 around 5:19 p.m.: Police responded to the 1400 block of West Saratoga Street for a report of a shooting. While they investigated at the scene, they heard a 31-year-old man walked into a local hospital for treatment.

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Rick Ritter

Comments (4)
  1. I beg to differ mayor! Just because you say does not make it so, your just trying to save your political cushy job! THE ENDLESS DEAD BODIES PILING UP TELLS THE REAL STORY ALONG WITH THE OUT OF CONTROL VIOLENT CRIME!