USA Today report calls Baltimore ‘most dangerous city’

USA Today report calls Baltimore ‘most dangerous city’


REPORTER: GOOD MORNING. HARD TO BELIEVE THAT BALTIMORE,
A CITY OF AROUND 620,000 PEOPLE,
HAS MORE MURDERS THAN CITIES
LIKE NEW YORK, L.A., AND
CHICAGO, WHERE MILLIONS OF
PEOPLE LIVE, BUT IT’S TRUE. AND FOLKS ARE GOING TO WAKE UP
THIS MORNING AND READ ALL ABOUT
HOW THOSE CITIES DIPPED IN CRIME
FROM 2016 TO 2017 AND BALTIMORE,
SADLY, ROS
ACCORDING TO BALTIMORE CITY POLICE, BALTIMORE RECORDED 341
HOMICIDES IN 2017, COMPARED TO
318 IN 2016. THIS YEAR, BALTIMORE HAS
RECORDED 32 MURDERS, COMPARED TO
47 AT THIS POINT LAST YEAR. JUST LAST NIGHT A MAN WAS SHOT
AND KILLED INSIDE OF A
BARBERSHOP ON EASTERN AVENUE IN
HIGHLANDTOWN. WE’RE TOLD A SECOND MAN WAS
INJURED AND POLICE BELIEVE HE
WILL RECOVER. RIGHT NOW POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR
TWO SUSPECTS AND INVESTIGATORS
TELL 11 NEWS THAT THEY ARE
LOOKING INTO OTHER SHOOTINGS
THEY BELIEVE MAY BE CONNECTE
>>TWO SUSPECTS ON THE STREETS RIGHT NOW THAT WE ARE TRYING TO
GET A HOLD OF THAT ARE
RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS. WE PRELIMINARILY KNOW THAT ONE
SUSPECT LEFT IN A VEHICLE,
ANOTHER LEFT ON FOOT ON EASTERN
AVENUE AWAY FROM THE CITY SO
AGAIN WE DON’T EXACTLY WHERE
THEY WENT BUT WE ARE ASKING ANYONE WITH INFORMATION TO
PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION. REPORTER: AS FOR THE “USA TODAY
ARTICLE, LATER THIS MORNING
MAYOR CATHERINE PUGH WILL HOLD A
NEWS CONFERENCE ALONG WITH
POLICE COMMISSIONER-DESIGNATE
DARRYL DESOUSA RESPONDING TO IT, ALONG WITH MORE DETAILS ON HER
VIOLENCE REDUCTION INITIATIVE. AND OF COURSE, WE WILL BE THERE. LIVE DOWNTOWN, THEO HAYE
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