Baltimore crime report: Recent shootings take multiple lives, injure more

Baltimore crime report: Recent shootings take multiple lives, injure more
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By Hoodline - Published on August 07, 2019.

Shootings and other weapons-related offenses made up the largest category of crime incidents reported to police in Baltimore during the last week in July, according to data from Citizen, which monitors 911 and dispatch calls in real time.

According to Citizen’s data, there was a triple shooting reported around 2 a.m. on the morning of July 25 in Druid Heights. Police responded to the scene and found three victims, including one with a gunshot wound to the chest and another struck in the leg. The suspect reportedly ran to a red Honda Accord behind the Burger King at W North Avenue and McCulloh Street and fled.

Just before 4 a.m. on July 28, a man suffered multiple gunshot wounds near 1721 W North Ave. in Sandtown-Winchester. He was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced deceased. Special units were requested to collect evidence and an investigation was ongoing. Another man was fatally shot near 1737 N Carey St. in Penn North on July 26.

A man was shot in the back in front of a tobacco store on Frankford Avenue close to 9 p.m. on July 27. Police were investigating, but the victim did not see the shooter. Close to midnight that same evening, two men were shot near 3718 Boarman Ave. in Callaway-Garrison. One was in critical condition, the other was struck in the back but the injury did not appear to be life-threatening. A victim shot at Boarman Avenue and Reisterstown Road in Towanda-Grantley close to midnight on July 30 was taken to a nearby hospital, though the severity of the victim’s wounds was not clear.

There were several confirmed shootings in the Upton neighborhood of Baltimore, including a man shot in the leg near 1324 Shields Place on July 29, a person shot in the stomach near Laurens Street and Pennsylvania Avenue on July 27, and two people shot inside a vehicle near 1601 Pennsylvania Ave. on July 24.

Citizen’s crime reports for the last week of July also included over 100 reports of assault, 75 reports of theft, robbery or burglary, and 73 traffic collisions, including 10 hit-and-runs. The downtown area had the most reported incidents, followed by Frankford, Sandtown-Winchester, and Coldstream Homestead Montebello.

Crime levels in Baltimore have been gradually declining for most of the last two years, but shootings have been on the rise, according to crime data from the Baltimore Police Department. There have been 437 police reports of shootings in January through July of this year, compared to 341 for the first seven months of 2018. In contrast, non-shooting-related police reports dropped from 26,317 to 24,937 for the same period.

To report a crime in progress or life-threatening emergency, call 911. To report a non-urgent crime or complaint, contact your local police department.

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This story was created automatically using local crime data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about our data sources and local crime methodology. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.