BALTIMORE (AP) – On the heels of the most deadly month in 43 years, Baltimore saw 11 shootings, two of them fatal, in the first two days of August, including an incident in which seven people were shot.
That incident occurred Sunday in northwest Baltimore.
Acting Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said Sunday at a news conference that he believes the multiple-victim shooting was “a retaliatory act of violence.” Davis said one of the victims is a documented member of the Black Guerilla Family gang, and that two others had been victims of gang-related shootings in previous years.
The weekend’s violence follows a disturbing uptick in homicides in Baltimore over the past three months, reaching a high in July with 45 killings – the most the city has seen in a single month since 1972.
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