25 SHOT, 5 DAYS, 8 DEAD| Violent week in Baltimore City
BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- Baltimore City Police are continuing to investigate a rash of violence in the city.
Since Sunday 25 people have been shot including 4 women, ranging in age from 18 to 69.
Seven men have died from gunshot wounds, police are waiting on autopsy results to determine how the person whose body was found near railroad tracks Thursday, died. That death is being investigated as a homicide.
The first shooting was reported around 1:30am Sunday in the 4800 block of Reisterstown Road. The latest shooting happened early Thursday afternoon on Cranston Ave near Edmondson Village.
Wednesday Acting Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle announced that he was pulling 230 officers on administrative duty from desk positions and sending them out on patrol.
Police hope that the added feet on the street will help calm the violence plaguing the city.
With 342 killings in 2017, Baltimore has the worst homicide rate of any large city in America.
This year 250 people have been killed in the city, last year at this time the homicide count was at 284.