At Least 5 Shot, 3 Killed, Saturday in Baltimore as District Homicides Pile Up

While the media and politicians feud on whether President Trump’s attacks on Rep. Elijah Cummings are “racist” on thing is certain – homicides are piling up at a horrific pace in his district.

Trump was responding to Cummings grilling DHS on border conditions at migrant detention centers.

Baltimore homicides exceeded 300 each year from 2015 through 2018, and 2019 is on track to cross the 300 threshold for the fifth year in a row.

A 2016 report from the Baltimore Sun showed 344 homicides for the year 2015. A homicides counter maintained by the Sun shows 318 for 2016, 342 for 2017, and 309 for 2018.

From Breitbart

At least five people were shot, three fatally, Saturday in gun-controlled Baltimore, Maryland.

WJZ reports the first shooting, which proved fatal, occurred around shortly after 1 pm. Officers rushed to the scene and “found a man with gunshot wounds to his body.” He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Fox 5 News reports that two double shootings occurred minutes apart later in the day.

The first of the two occurred at 10:47 pm, leaving a 26-year-old male dead and a second individual injured. The second of double shootings occurred at 10:56 pm, fatally wounding a 19-year-old male. A 17-year-old was “shot in the back” during the shooting as well.

On July 25, 2019, Breitbart News reported eight persons were shot in one night of violence in Baltimore. One of the shooting victims died from his wounds.

In mid-June 2019 Breitbart News reported Balitmore’s shootings were on track to surpass last year’s numbers, which were up considerably over prior years. The Baltimore Sun’s Justin Fenton reported the shootings in Baltimore were up nearly 80 percent in 2018, compared to figures from 2014. And shootings in 2019 are at a pace to surpass 2018.