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18 people shot, 3 killed over weekend in Baltimore; Harrison responds

Monday, June 27, 2022
Barry Simms, WBAL-TV 11

More than a dozen weekend shooting incidents are now under investigation in Baltimore, including three homicides.

Baltimore police Commissioner Michael Harrison on Monday talked about the weekend crime.

Two people were shot and killed Sunday in a triple shooting in northeast Baltimore. Detectives were back at the scene Monday at Frankford Avenue and Sinclair Lane, searching for more evidence and trying to find the people responsible for the shooting.

A witness who did not want to be identified described what happened.

“I made a purchase and gunshots were being fired out front and I ran for cover by the ATM machine,” the witness said.

The witness said the victims moved towards the Hub Sports Bar and Grill.

“And the guys ran into the store and the people followed and that’s when everything happened. I had to step over dead bodies,” the witness said.

Police said officers located the body of one of the victims inside the bar. The other male died at a hospital. A 28-year-old woman survived.

Harrison said officers were on patrol nearby and reported the shots.

“There were multiple shooters who were shooting inside and outside the convenience store. A brazen attack with officers about 150 feet away,” Harrison said.

Investigators found multiple shell casings in the street and in the parking lot. They also had a Honda Accord towed from the scene as part of the investigation.

Police said so far this year, 176 homicides have occurred in Baltimore as compared to 162 in the same time in 2021. There are 350 nonfatal shootings as compared to 334 in 2021.

Of the nonfatal shootings, 18 of them happened this past weekend. Harrison said while his department is relying on a number of strategies to deter crime, just having a police presence isn’t enough.

“Especially when you see them doing it right there, that’s not a deployment issue. It’s actually the decisions of people who have no regard for their own life or any of the lives of anyone else or any authority figure,” Harrison said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-396-2433 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7LOCKUP.

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