In another bloody weekend in Baltimore, seven people were shot – two of them deadly – in just 16 hours.
The series of shootings began on Saturday at about 9:30 PM when officers who responded to a call in West Baltimore found a 39-year-old man dead by a gunshot wound to the head.
About two hours later, a 28-year-old man was shot on Milton Street in East Baltimore.
That man was taken to the hospital and is in serious condition, according to the Baltimore police.
Around 1.22 pm the police received reports of a shooting in a neighborhood just north of Penn Station.
A 27-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound and was taken to the hospital.
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Seven people were shot, two of them dead, in the 16-hour period from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon in Baltimore, Maryland, causing the crime to hit the crime-ridden city so far in 2019 to 240 (file photo)
The series of shootings started at about 9:30 PM on Saturday when officers responding to a phone call in West Baltimore found a 39-year-old man dead with a head shot
When dawn broke on Sunday morning, a new phone call about gunfire arrived just before 7 am.
The police responded to Gold Street and found a 26-year-old man with gunshot wounds to the head, neck and trunk. He was declared dead in the hospital.
An hour later, the police responded to a double shooting in South Baltimore on Filbert Street.
A 21-year-old man who was shot in the back was taken to the hospital. His condition was unknown.
A 23-year-old man staggered quickly in a hospital in the area with gunshot wounds to the arm, leg and groin.
Authorities believe that both men were injured when an unknown suspect opened fire near Pennington Avenue.
On Sunday afternoon, another victim, a 36-year-old man, entered the hospital with a bullet wound to the leg.
The police said that the incident took place around 1.40 pm, but that they don't know any other details at the moment because the victim is not cooperating.
None of the seven victims has been mentioned and all incidents are still being investigated.
Detectives have asked anyone with information to call 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7lockup.
A 26-year-old man was killed after being shot in the trunk, neck and head on Gold Street (photo) just before 7:00 am Sunday, according to police
According to the Baltimore Sun, the two shootings have so far increased the number of deaths by Baltimore to 240 in 2019.
The violent 16 hours came after Labor Day weekend saw three people killed and 18 others injured in shootings Friday to Monday, according to Baltimore police.
Mike Callow, who was on Pennington Avenue near Sunday morning, says the violence is getting out of hand.
& # 39; I think there are many pointless murders here, & # 39; said Callow Fox45.
& # 39; It's very disturbing. Nobody wants to see anyone being killed.
& # 39; Everyone has a value in life and a purpose in life and it is just sad to see people die every day in the city. & # 39;
The last fatalities put & # 39; Charm City & # 39; on track for a fifth consecutive year with 300 murders
A forensic employee is shown collecting evidence in the vicinity of the scene of a shooting in April
At this rate, the Maryland metropolis & # 39; Charm City & # 39; a fifth consecutive year with more than 300 murders.
Baltimore has been rated by the FBI as one of the most dangerous cities, following a sharp increase in violent crimes since 2015.
That year the murder rate rose in the midst of intense unrest over the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died in police custody. The death of Gray became a cry for Baltimore residents who have deep distrust of local authorities.
In 2016, the US Department of Civil Rights of the US Department of Justice issued a report accusing the Baltimore Police Department of racial discrimination and excessive violence.
The city and the federal government then reached a & # 39; consent decree & # 39 ;, a series of police reforms that had to be implemented by a federal judge.
However, the crime rate in Baltimore continued to rise.
In 2017, the city recorded the highest number of murders per capita ever with 342 murders, or 56 per 100,000 people. Those figures place Baltimore well above any other city in America.
President Donald Trump (left) will visit Baltimore on Thursday to speak at the House Republican Conference Member Retreat Dinner 2019. The trip comes weeks after Trump attacked Democratic representative Elijah Cummings (right) and his district in the Baltimore area & # 39; rat disease & # 39; called
President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Baltimore Thursday to speak at the House Republican Conference Member Retreat Dinner 2019.
His visit comes a few weeks after he has carried out multiple attacks on Rep Elijah Cummings and the Baltimore district of the Democrat.
Trump called the 7th congress district of Cummings a & # 39; disgusting rats and rodent-damaged mess & # 39; where & # 39; no human would want to live & # 39 ;.
Many Democrats labeled the President's comments about the majority-black city as racist, an accusation that Trump strongly denied.
Cummings responded by telling Trump: & # 39; Come to Baltimore. Don't just criticize us, but come to Baltimore and I promise you'll be welcomed. & # 39;
Anti-Trump protests are expected to be held outside the retreat at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Harbor East.
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