9 Dead, 29 Shot In Bloody Memorial Day Weekend In Baltimore

9 Dead, 29 Shot In Bloody Memorial Day Weekend In Baltimore

It’s the deadliest month Baltimore has seen in more than 15 years with more than 35 homicides counted so far. Since the beginning of the year, there have been 108 homicides due to violence in the city.

More than two dozen shootings over the long Memorial day weekend in Baltimore alone have city police working around the clock.

Baltimore Police say they responded to 6 shootings on Friday night, 7 on Saturday, 5 on Sunday and 11 by night fall on Monday.

One of those include a double shooting in which a 9-year-old boy was found shot in the leg and a man who suffered a grazed wound to his head.

North from there, a triple shooting. A man dies after he’s shot in the chest. Then cops discover two other males shot in the incident, including a 17 year old, after they walked to a local hospital.

There were more shootings from Friday to Monday, but a summary of the shootings from Sunday night into Monday was reported by CBS Baltimore:

May 24, 2015, 10:28 p.m. — 1600 block of Hazel St. (Southern)

Police respond to a report of a firearm discharged. They learn of a walk-in shooting victim at area hospital and when they arrive, they learn a man was shot in the buttocks. Victims tells police he was shot by two masked men.

May 25, 2015, 12:13 a.m. –500 block of E. 21 st St. (Eastern)

Officers respond for a report of a cutting and find a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the back of his head. Man is taken to hospital where he’s listed in critical condition.

May 25, 2015,  12:29 am — 800 block of W Fayette St. (Western)

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.

May 25, 2015, 1:43 am –5300 St Georges Ave. (Northen)

Police responded for a report of a shooting and find a man suffering from gunshot wounds to his chest and legs. He’s immediately transported to a local hospital, but dies. While investigating the shooting, police learn of two more victims — a 17-year-old male who walked into a local hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to his arm and a another man who sought treatment for a gunshot/graze wound to his head.

May 25, 2015, 4:09 am — 5200 Midwood Ave. (Northern)

Officers arrive at a local hospital for a report of a walk-in shooting victim. They find a man suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg.

May 25, 2015, After 9:00 p.m. — 5200 Midwood Ave. (Northern)

Police say a man suffered a graze wound to the head and a 9-year-old boy was shot in the leg.

May 25, 2015, 11:30 p.m. — 1400 N. Fulton Ave. (Western)

Police responded to a report of a shooting. A 20-year-old man was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his torso. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

However, the violence did not cease after the last incident on Monday. Several shootings went into Tuesday.

No arrests have been made in regards to the shootings. Investigators are allegedly running down strong leads in many of these shootings and are talking with witnesses.

Chicago has also been hit by a sea of bloodshed during the holiday weekend, with the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office on Tuesday confirming 12 deaths on Tuesday.

The outbreak of gunfire during the holiday weekend injured at least 56 more, including a 4-year-old girl, identified by her family as Jacele Johnson, who was shot in the head at about 8 p.m. Friday on the city’s South Side. 

She and her 17-year-old cousin Romare Wilson were inside an SUV in the 7000 block of South Justine when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, according to their family and Chicago Police. Johnson was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition, authorities said. She has since been upgraded to fair condition, a hospital spokeswoman said Monday morning.

Chicago has seen similar spikes of violence on previous Memorial Day weekends, according to Fox News. It is also the start of a season when the numbers of homicides typically climb. Police have in recent years responded by flooding the streets with officers working overtime to combat the violence.

Department statistics show that as of mid-May there were 133 homicides in Chicago — 19 more than in the same period last year.

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