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Violence in the City We Call Home


According to Baltimore police on Saturday, Sept. 24, eight people, including a 3-year-old girl, were shot.

The incident occurred on the 700 block of Preston St. around 8:30 p.m. Baltimore officers said the three attackers fled on foot after the shooting. Two were reportedly armed with handguns and the other a shotgun.

The gunmen approached a home where people were gathered outside and opened fire. Six men, one woman and one child were injured in the shooting. Thankfully, none of the injuries are being considered as life-threatening.

Police Commissioner Kevin Davis stated that the officers believe the shooting was in response to a Labor Day shooting that resulted in one death.

Police are under investigation and ask for anyone who has information to call 410-396-2221.

Five other people were shot during that weekend as well, according to Baltimore law enforcement. One of the victims was an 8-year-old boy who was shot in the foot. Others included men ranging from 18 to their late 20s. These incidents occurred in the 600 block of S. Smallwood St., the first block of S. Carey St. and the 4300 block of Seminole Ave.

On Saturday, Oct. 1, there was another act of violence in close proximity to Loyola’s campus. There was reportedly a stabbing and armed robbery at the McDonald’s on York Road. The suspect fled after the incident, and police were continuing to investigate the situation.

Loyola University Maryland students found out about this when they received an email from campus police to “alert the community of the crime and to raise student awareness.”


The Baltimore Sun contributed to this article

Image from Flickr Creative Commons: Tony Webster

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