By Mike Hellgren

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Four people were shot within a five-hour period in Baltimore on Tuesday.

Those shootings happened before Governor Larry Hogan spoke about the city’s crime problem and how much he proposes spending on violence reduction efforts.

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Another shooting was reported just after 6 p.m. on Belvedere Avenue in northeast Baltimore. That follows a violent weekend where 12 people were shot, five of them fatally on Saturday alone.

“Right now we have to stop the bloodshed in the streets every day,“ the governor said.

Among Hogan’s proposals: 

•$9.2 million for community policing

•$4.6 million for upgraded technology including license plate readers

•$1.9 million to the city state’s attorney’s office for violence prosecution

•$23 million statewide to demolish blighted buildings in high-crime neighborhoods

•$2.6 million to add 25 new prosecutors and support staff to the state attorney general’s office to handle violent crime.

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“The number one concern of Marylanders by far is crime. Citizens are demanding more accountability for the violent criminals shooting and killing people on the streets of Baltimore,“ Hogan said.

The latest homicide happened just before 3 a.m. Tuesday on Fayette Street between city police headquarters and the Johns Hopkins Hospital campus. The victim was shot and taken to Hopkins where he died.

A witness who did not share her name told WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren she heard four gunshots.

“I just don’t feel safe. People shoot and don’t care,” said Doris Thompson who lives nearby. “We need stricter punishments.”

Calvin Barrett stressed the need for more leadership in the city.

Governor Hogan has proposed a number of legislative initiatives including tougher penalties for repeat gun offenders and those who intimidate witnesses.

He also wants legislation to track sentences judges give to violent offenders and publish them online for the public to see. The governor has been critical of judges in the past.

Gov. Hogan Says Baltimore City Judges Too Lenient On Repeat, Violent Criminal Offenders

Here are more of the governor’s proposals.

Comments (2)
  1. Stephanie says:

    Stop & Frisk – Fire activist AG – Minimum 20 years for illegal guns on your person. That will cut crime over half right there.

  2. Bill Smiths says:

    It will never get fixed with Mosby in office……no way, no how. The people of Baltimore want to cry about crime, well ” you people” voter her in again….You made your bed with her BS criminal justice reform now lay in it.

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