One month after the Baltimore riots, less visible violence still engulfs the city. It was seen over the Memorial Day Weekend via 26 shootings, nine of which were fatal.
The newest fatalities raise the number of fatalities in May to 35.
According to CBS Baltimore, this makes May 2015 the deadliest month on record for Baltimore since December 1999. It also brings the number of people killed in Baltimore so far this year to 108.
Just overnight, May 24 to May 25, there were eight shootings, two of which were fatal.
For example, police were called to the 800 block of W. Fayette St. over a shooting which resulted in a fatality at 12:29 a.m. this morning:
“Officers respond to a report of a shooting and they find a man inside a car suffering from gunshot wounds. Police locate a second victim — a woman – who was shot in the back and was laying in the street. Both victims were taken to area hospitals, but the man died due to his injuries. Woman is listed in critical, but stable condition.”
Just over an hour later, at 1:43 a.m., police responded to a call at “5300 St Georges Ave” where they discovered a man “suffering from gunshot wounds to his chest and legs.” The man was transported to a hospital but died.
During the investigation police learned there were two more victims in the shooting, one of whom was shot in the arm and a second who had been grazed by a bullet to the head. Both were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
In one of the other overnight shootings, police were dispatched for a man who thought he’d been cut with a knife. Officers arrived to find he had been shot in the back of the head. The man was “taken to hospital where he’s listed in critical condition.”
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