Baltimore Shooting

Onika Wallace, Contributor

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There have more than 280 mass shootings so far in just this year alone. They are devastating and very tragic. Unfortunately, there was another shooting that took place on sunday, September 8, in Baltimore. That makes 240 homicides in Baltimore this year alone. According to the FBI, Baltimore is one of the most dangerous places in America. This shooting happened scattered throughout Baltimore from about 1:30 in the morning to about 1:40 in the afternoon. The shooter was just going around the city and shooting one person then moving on to the next neighborhood. Seven were shot but two of them died.

The first shot hit a 39 year old male in the head. When the officers arrived, in west Baltimore, they pronounced the man dead on the scene. The next bullet hit a 28-year-old man who was taken to the hospital and listed in serious condition.  The next shot hit a 27-year-old man in the leg around 1:22 just north of Baltimore’s Penn Station. He is in the hospital for treatment. The fourth bullet hit a 26-year-old man in the head, neck, and torso. This happened on Gold Street just before 7 in the morning. The man was taken to a nearby hospital where he unfortunately died later that day. The next shot fired hit a 21-year-old man in the back and  he was also transported to the hospital. The sixth bullet hit a 23-year-old man in the arm, leg, and groin. He, however, walked himself to a nearby hospital. Police believe he was nearby the hospital on Pennington Avenue. The last bullet hit another victim around 1:40 in the afternoon. the 36-year-old man was hit in the leg. He also took himself to the hospital. However, this victim is being uncooperative with the police, therefore, they police have no leads on who is shooter is and where the victim was shot.

Many people in Baltimore are speaking about it and sharing their rage and hurt with us. Fox News 45 got a quote from a Baltimore citizen, Mike Callow, and he says,” It’s very upsetting. Nobody wants to see nobody get killed. Everybody has a value in life and it’s just sad seeing people die every day throughout the city. It’s very sad seeing this. It seems like it’s every week, every couple weeks.” The shootings are definitely taking a toll on the city.

Many people are dying or being severely injured because of some cruel people who are hurt and want to hurt others to make themselves feel better. It’s very sad and unfortunately, it changes the lives of others permanently. More than likely, it changes their lives for the worse. Many cases of PtSd comes from shootings, whether or not, they were shot it’s still very terrifying for everybody involved in a shooting. According to Fox News 45, Baltimore has been in the throes of a steep rise in violent crime since 2015. Baltimore is expected to have 300 homicides take place before the end of the year for the fifth straight year. Also according to Fox News 45, President Trump is scheduled to visit Baltimore on Thursday to deliver remarks at the 2019 House Republican Conference Member Retreat Dinner.

Sources:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mass-shootings-2019-more-mass-shootings-than-days-so-far-this-year/

https://www.foxnews.com/us/baltimore-weekend-homicide-count-240-shooting

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