BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore police are now investigating more than a dozen shootings across the city, with the death toll rising to 6 as the surge in violence continues into Sunday night.
According to Baltimore police, seven shootings were reported Saturday and six Friday night — including a triple shooting — and the number of shootings grew to 18 by nightfall on Sunday.
- The first around 11:31 a.m. in the 800 block of W. Lexington Street. Police responded to a city hospital for report of a walk-in shooting victim and saw a man being treated for a gunshot wound to his arm.
- The second was at 12:51 p.m. in the 900 block of Ducatel Street. Police found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his abdomen. He was transported to a local hospital where police say he later died.
- Officers also responded to a shooting late Saturday in the 1700 block of Normal Avenue and found a 27-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to his shoulder.
- Late Sunday afternoon, city police responded to a fourth shooting in which two victims were shot. Police say shots fired in the 2300 block of E. Preston Street where officers found one victim shot in the arm, another in the head. Police say both victims were transported; their condition is not known.
- Just after 8:00 p.m. Sunday, police say they responded to the 2100 block of Hollins Street for a double shooting. At the scene, police say a man suffered a gunshot wound to the back and a woman suffered a gunshot wound to her thigh. Both victims were transported, their condition is unknown.
The alarming surge in violence has some residents worried, and the city police commissioner says officers are crippled when they are confronted by cameras and groups when they respond to calls.
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Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Davis to addressed the uptick in a press conference Saturday.
“For whatever reason, they’re acting with impunity right now,” Davis said.
Anyone with information, is asked to call city police.