12 people shot including five fatal over a weekend in Baltimore
Eight separate shootings in a single day on Saturday in Baltimore. 12 people were shot, five of them people are dead, authorities say.
The first shooting took place at around 2:30 a.m. The victims are three women. They were shot when they were in a car in a northeastern part of the city. All three were taken to the hospital where one of them, 28-year-old, died shortly after arrival.
The second encounter happened a few hours later in southeast of Baltimore. One man, 46-year-old, was shot in the leg. Soon, one more victim, a 40-year-old man, of a shooting entered a hospital with a gunshot wound in the leg.
The next two shootings happened one after another. Shortly after 2:30 p.m. a fatally shot man was found in southeast Baltimore. Less than a half hour later, one more man was shot in the separate shooting and got wounded.
A 38-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound around 7 p.m. Saturday in northeast Baltimore.
A shooting in southwest Baltimore about an hour later left one man wounded and another dead. More gunfire a few minutes later in northeast Baltimore left a 37-year-old man fatally wounded.
The last victim of the Saturday’s violence was a 24-year-old woman, killed in northwest Baltimore. The shootings ended shortly before 11 p.m.
The shootings were followed by the statement made by City council president Brandon Scott who said:
“A day that should have been met with pride and community was once again flooded with violence and loss,” Scott wrote, an apparent reference to an NFL divisional playoff game hosted by the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday night.
“This violence is heartbreaking and must stop now,” added Scott, who said he plans to question Baltimore’s police commissioner and other agency heads about what they were doing in the affected communities before and after the shootings.
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