At least five people were killed in shootings during the night.
In a span of 24 hours, Baltimore was reeling from one of the most violent days in recent history.
At least 14 people were shot, including five of those who died of gunshot wounds in a series of shootings that began at 8:30 pm Thursday and ended at 3 pm and Friday.
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“It’s a very violent day,” Baltimore City Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said, according to CBS Baltimore. Harrison had just taken over as acting commissioner Feb. 11.
The first shooting happened around 8:30 a.m. Thursday, when officers responding to reports of shots fired found a 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the neck, police said. The emergency services at the scene later pronounced the man dead.
Less than two hours later, officers responded to a report of a gunshot victim walked into a Baltimore County hospital. The 37-year-old man had a gunshot wound to the neck and police said the man was in critical condition.
Just for 3 hours, a walk-in shooting victim was reported at a nearby hospital. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the arm. The person told the police that he was shot by an unknown suspect and then drove himself to the hospital.
Forty minutes later, officers responded to a report of more walk-in shooting victims in a hospital. An adult male later succumbed to his injuries and a 27-year-old woman was treated for her injuries. Police believe both were the victims of a shooting.
At 6:15 pm police officers on patrol heard gunfire and went to investigate. In the course of their research they found five gunshot victims. A person died of their injuries. Just after 7:30 pm, the police discovered a 39-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his body, who died later in a hospital.
Just before 9 a.m., officers responding to gunfire found a 42-year-old man with a gunshot wound on his back. The man was taken to a hospital and was expected to survive.
Early Friday, the police are investigating two shootings. A 38-year-old man died after getting shot in the abdomen and a 55-year-old man was shot in the wrist in an apparent attempted robbery.
Thursday and Friday, the shootings were only a snapshot of the violence that has plagued the city. More than 300 people killed in the city over the past four years, the Baltimore Sun reported.
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Murders have reportedly up 10 percent year-on-year.
“The people are tired of the violence,” Harrison said. “What happened today is totally unacceptable.”