Another violent weekend leaves Baltimore residents frustrated

It has been another violent weekend in Baltimore City, adding to an already violent year. In just this past Easter weekend alone, police said at least 10 people have been shot.Police have recorded at least 91 homicides in 2022, with more violence from the weekend bringing that number closer to a total of 100 this year.Crime scenes were dotted all across the city over Easter weekend, including one on Maple Avenue, a quadruple shooting in which one person died. Police said officers found a 31-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds who died at the scene. Three more men between the ages of 32 and 38 were treated at a hospital and are expected to survive.”The worst I’ve ever seen ever in my life,” said a concerned Baltimore resident, who did not want to be identified.Time And time again, frustration is now paramount, as more victims fall to violence in the city. On Easter morning, police said a 19- and 24-year-old walked into a hospital after both men had been shot. Investigators were later led to the crime scene on West Northern Parkway.Also Sunday morning, police said a 37-year-old man was found shot inside his car near Elmora Road. They said his car struck several other cars before coming to stop, and the man was taken to a hospital.Also Sunday, two more men were shot. Police said a 36-year-old man walked into a hospital with gunshot wounds. They said he had been shot on Flowerton Road. Then, another injured 21-year-old man showed up at a hospital, where police later learned he had been shot on Cherry Hill Road. He is expected to survive.The last shooting took place Sunday afternoon when police said a 21-year-old man was shot on Church Street. He was taken to a hospital with no word yet on his condition.”You can’t go to the store. You can’t walk out of your house. You know, it’s just anywhere you go,” the resident said.The resident , who is also a father, said the violence has pushed him and his family to the brink. As numbers continue to rise, he feels a future in the city is bleak.”I don’t want to raise my kids here, and I came up here. It’s just out of hand,” the resident said.Baltimore police reported more than 300 homicides in 2021, the seventh year that has happened.

It has been another violent weekend in Baltimore City, adding to an already violent year. In just this past Easter weekend alone, police said at least 10 people have been shot.

Police have recorded at least 91 homicides in 2022, with more violence from the weekend bringing that number closer to a total of 100 this year.

Crime scenes were dotted all across the city over Easter weekend, including one on Maple Avenue, a quadruple shooting in which one person died. Police said officers found a 31-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds who died at the scene. Three more men between the ages of 32 and 38 were treated at a hospital and are expected to survive.

“The worst I’ve ever seen ever in my life,” said a concerned Baltimore resident, who did not want to be identified.

Time and time again, frustration is now paramount, as more victims fall to violence in the city. On Easter morning, police said a 19- and 24-year-old walked into a hospital after both men had been shot. Investigators were later led to the crime scene on West Northern Parkway.

Also Sunday morning, police said a 37-year-old man was found shot inside his car near Elmora Road. They said his car struck several other cars before coming to stop, and the man was taken to a hospital.

Also Sunday, two more men were shot. Police said a 36-year-old man walked into a hospital with gunshot wounds. They said he had been shot on Flowerton Road. Then, another injured 21-year-old man showed up at a hospital, where police later learned he had been shot on Cherry Hill Road. He is expected to survive.

The last shooting took place Sunday afternoon when police said a 21-year-old man was shot on Church Street. He was taken to a hospital with no word yet on his condition.

“You can’t go to the store. You can’t walk out your house. You know, it’s just violence anywhere you go,” the resident said.

The resident, who is also a father, said the violence has pushed him and his family to the brink. As numbers continue to rise, he feels a future in the city is bleak.

“I don’t want to raise my kids here, and I came up here. I love Baltimore. I love it, but the crime, it’s out of hand. It’s just out of hand,” the resident said.

Baltimore police reported more than 300 homicides in 2021, the seventh consecutive year that has happened.

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