BALTIMORE (WJZ) — For the second time in a single week, someone has been murdered on the same block in West Baltimore.

Baltimore City Police blocked off Appleton Street after a 27-year-old man was shot dead inside a house Monday afternoon.

“This is ridiculous, it’s beyond ridiculous,” said Fabion Duston, a Baltimore resident.

The family screamed when the body was wheeled out, in the same block where just a week before 18-year-old Taylor Davis was shot and killed.

Police Investigating Triple Shooting In West Baltimore

The new commissioner said it is too soon to say if both crimes are connected or a coincidence.

“Please call us right now and help us identify who would have done this so we can hold those people accountable so that we can stop the terror that’s happening on our streets,” said Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison.

Baltimore has seen at least 60 murders so far in 2019.

As the crime numbers climb, lawmakers in Annapolis don’t always agree on the best remedy.

“It is outrageous and unacceptable,” said Gov. Hogan.

On Monday, Gov. Hogan said lawmakers in Annapolis who represent Baltimore are not focusing on bills that would cut crime in the city.

“But if you’re a repeat violent offender, who continually gets arrested, committing violent crimes with a gun- you need to go to jail. Our legislators are voting against that,” Hogan said.

Delegate Nick Mosby, who represents parts of West Baltimore, said he is in favor of getting repeat offenders off the streets, but he also wants the state to support programs that will stop the violence before it happens.

“What we need to do is come together and drive the programs and go after the root causes of crime,” He said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Baltimore Police Department’s Homicide detectives, at 410-396-2100. Those who wish to remain anonymous can utilize the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line, at 1-866-7LOCKUP. You can also submit a tip by texting 443-902-4824.

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Comments (9)
  1. I got the answer get rid of the democratic liberals who could’nt make a rational competent decision to save their soul! You have a MAYOR with questionable behavior about her ethics and her disclosure statement and conflicts of interest THEN you have a city council member who said in a statement kids are exposed to way to many guns and since we can’t keep them from the hoodrats which is obvious and a fact just turn on any news channel anytime LET’S take them from the sworn POLICE instead! Can you imagine?? AN ELECTED OFFICIAL with TWISTED reckless views like that! WOW!! Shaking my head, Gov. Hogan hit the nail on the head and made it plain and clear! This counsel member was disappointed because “HE THOUGHT” all the other liberal counsel members work hard in their thinking BUT dropped the ball anyway! There I fixed the problem, the demise of this city under liberal rule and on their watch IS the direct RESULT of what you see happening in this city everyday! VOTE THEM OUT!!

  2. You cannot deter crime when you DISARM our police when there has been NO success disarming the criminals!! FACT MR CITY COUNCIL MEMBER! Guess you don’t watch the news…

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