News ID: 119611
Published: 0853 GMT June 08, 2015

Three dead in Baltimore, five more shot

Three dead in Baltimore, five more shot

Three people have been killed and at least five others have been shot in Baltimore, Maryland during what seems to be a fatal weekend for the city amid its rising violent crime rate.

On Sunday morning, just before 5 am, a man was found dead by police officers who believe he had been shot multiple times in the Arlington neighborhood, Press TV reported.

According to investigators, the victim was in a parking lot when he was shot by a shooter multiple times before the suspect fled the scene.

Almost two hours later, officers found a woman’s body who appeared to have been killed in a house which was set on fire in the Westfield neighborhood of Northeast Baltimore. 

Also, a 21-year-old man was fatally shot in Westport about 5 pm on Sunday. Police said they had arrived at the scene to see a man with gunshot wound to his back.

He was taken to a hospital, but was later pronounced dead, officials added.

Police also said that two men and two boys, aged 8 and 10, were shot overnight with another juvenile, who was shot Sunday in Cherry Hill.

In addition, a police officer shot an armed man in the face Sunday morning after he ran into a garage in Northwest Baltimore.

The man was holding a gun when he was seen by the officers who chased him three blocks where the suspect ran into a garage.

Shooting began when the officers again encountered the man in the garage with one of them shooting the suspect in the face. However, it was not clear whether the man fired his weapon.

He was hospitalized in a local hospital in critical condition, but stable, police said.

According to a report, a total of 43 people had been killed in Baltimore in the past 30 days prior to the recent shootings, making May the deadliest month in over 40 years in the largest independent city in the US.

It was the worst homicide rate for the troubled city since 1972, when 45 people were killed, The Baltimore Sun reported.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, more than 5,000 people have been killed and over 10,000 people have been injured by gun across the US since 1 January 2015.

Resource: Press TV
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