At Least 5 Shot, 3 Killed, Saturday in Gun-Controlled Baltimore

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At least five people were shot, three fatally, Saturday in gun-controlled Baltimore, Maryland.

WJZ reports the first shooting, which proved fatal, occurred around shortly after 1 pm. Officers rushed to the scene and “found a man with gunshot wounds to his body.” He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Fox 5 News reports that two double shootings occurred minutes apart later in the day.

The first of the two occurred at 10:47 pm, leaving a 26-year-old male dead and a second individual injured. The second of double shootings occurred at 10:56 pm, fatally wounding a 19-year-old male. A 17-year-old was “shot in the back” during the shooting as well.

On July 25, 2019, Breitbart News reported eight persons were shot in one night of violence in Baltimore. One of the shooting victims died from his wounds.

In mid-June 2019 Breitbart News reported Balitmore’s shootings were on track to surpass last year’s numbers, which were up considerably over prior years. The Baltimore Sun’s Justin Fenton reported the shootings in Baltimore were up nearly 80 percent in 2018, compared to figures from 2014. And shootings in 2019 are at a pace to surpass 2018.

Baltimore, like the whole of Maryland, has a confiscatory Red Flag Law, an “assault weapons” ban, a “high capacity” magazine ban, and registration/fingerprint requirements for handgun purchasers.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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