The city’s mayor describes the city’s gun violence as being “out of control”. But it was the feckless response by city and state officials to the rioting after black dealer Freddie Gray died in police custody in 2015 that led to the gun violence surging.
With a 21-year-old man’s death by gunfire Thursday morning, Baltimore’s tally of homicides for 2017 reached 319 — or one more than the city recorded for all of 2016.
That’s according to a count by the Baltimore Sun.
The all-time per-capita murder record in Baltimore was set in 2015, with 344 homicides.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
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