Bloody Sunday: 3 Homicides and 5 Other Shootings in Baltimore

Gun violence erupts in Baltimore. (Thinkstock)
Gun violence erupts in Baltimore. (Thinkstock)

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that the end of the weekend was marked by violence in Baltimore as three people were killed and four others were injured. Seven separate and apparently unrelated incidents were reported throughout the city within a 24-hour period. Two men were killed, five others were shot and a woman died of head trauma, city police reported.

A 17-year-old was found shot multiple times around 10:42 p.m. The violence continued around 2 a.m. Sunday, when there were four shootings and stabbings in the period of one hour. The series of incidents included a man being shot in the leg, another man found stabbed in the stomach and sitting in his truck and a 22-year-old discovered shot to death. The man who had been stabbed in the stomach was later pronounced dead at an area hospital. An 18-year-old man walked into a South Baltimore Hospital after being shot. Earlier in the day, a woman was found dead in her apartment, having suffered head trauma.

Can you say "out of control"? The level of escalating violence in major cities is ridiculous. Why people insist on harming each other is beyond us. Why there is still not a real solution to gun violence in this country is also beyond us. Yeah, we know people kill people. We also think people with guns kill people, as evidenced by another bloody weekend due largely to gun violence.


Read more at the Baltimore Sun.

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