BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Baltimore City Police said they are still looking for leads in several cases of violence over the weekend.
The weekend violence began on Friday evening. Seven people were shot dead in the 3100 block of W. North Avenue. The victims included two teenage girls aged 15 and 17, a young woman of 19, a woman of 26, a man of 26, a man of 36 and a man of 19. old young man who is in critical condition.
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On Monday, Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said police found a vehicle they were looking for, but no suspects were arrested in the cases.
“The request is that if anyone knows something has heard something, has seen something, or knows someone else who knows, heard or seen something, please contact us immediately,” Harrison said. “Or do it anonymously through Crime Stoppers. “
Less than 24 hours after the North Avenue shooting, a student was shot dead on the Morgan State University campus as the community wrapped up its holiday season.
The victim is an 18-year-old student at Morgan State University, and in a letter to the community, the school president said, “I am happy to report that our student should make a full recovery and should be released. from the hospital today. The letter was dated Sunday, October 24.
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But police did not disclose more details about the circumstances of the Morgan State University shooting.
On Sunday morning, first responders found a dead woman in a burnt out car near N. Franklintown Road and Winans Way. Police said she had been shot several times. She is one of at least 274 people who have been murdered in Baltimore this year.
Baltimore City Police are recruiting officers as the department tries to tackle their crime problem. More than 30 new interns have now stepped out into the communities and 46 other recruits – some of whom are Baltimoreens – started at the academy on Monday.
“When you have that lived experience of growing up here, that cultural understanding of being here in Baltimore, it helps you do any job, especially a police officer, in a much better way,” Mayor Brandon said. Scott.
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The training of these 46 new recruits takes about 30 weeks and then they travel to the community with an experienced officer for a few more weeks.