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2 Shootings Continue Northern District Violent Crime Spike

The number of shootings and homicides in the district have sharply increased from last year.

A pair of shootings on Monday, one fatal, continues a spike in violent crime in the Northern District.

Sgt. Anthony Smith said officers were called to the 600 block of Dumbarton Avenue at about 9:30 Monday night for reports of shots fired in the block.

When officers arrived, they found an unidentified man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his torso and head.

The man was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Earlier that day, police responded to reports of shots fired at 5:25 p.m. in the 500 block of Chateau Avenue.

Responding officers found an 18-year-old man walking in the block suffering from a gunshot wound to his arm.

The man told police he had been walking on Winston Avenue when shots were fired from a four-door truck and struck him in the arm. The man was taken to an area hospital.

These shootings are just the latest examples of the violent crime that has been on the uptick in the Northern District.

According to the latest Comstat data, which tallied figures through Oct. 6, the district year-to-date has experienced an 111 percent increase in the number of homicides, a 30 percent spike in the number of shootings and a 19 percent increase in the total number of robberies.  

Baltimore Matt October 10, 2012 at 02:00 PM
It's time for some vigilante justice...If the police can't keep this under control and the courts are just going to release felons back onto the street, its time to arm ourselves and organize vigilante groups to keep order on the streets.
Kerry Craven October 10, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Honestly, what it is time for are cops walking the beat. Waverly, Hampden, Remington, would only benefit from a physical presence. It IS a deterrent!!!

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