One day after I reported that Baltimore was nearing a record homicide rate, they achieved it!
WISHTV has the details:
“With just over 600,000 residents, the city hit a historically high homicide rate of about 57 per 100,000 people after recent relentless gunfire saw eight people shot — three fatally — in one day and nine others — one fatally — another day.
The new rate eclipses that of 1993, when the city had a record 353 killings but was much more populous before years of population exodus.
By contrast, New York City, with more than 8 million residents, had 306 homicides through Dec. 15.
The total is up from 309 in 2018 and matches the 342 killings tallied in 2017 and 2015, the year when the city’s homicide rate suddenly spiked.”
Read the whole story here.
“A working mother gunned down in front of her children at an East Side deli. A man who succumbed to the gunshot wounds he suffered two weeks ago. A baby believed to be shaken to death. A man shot to death inside a car.
The four killings this week push the 2019 body count to match the second-most on record: 342 homicides.
Worse yet, the homicide rate for 2019 has already set a grim record of 57 killings per 100,000 people.”
The anti-Second Amendment folks’ responses to this madness in a strict gun-controlled city?
Guess the situation in Baltimore doesn’t warrant a response from them since it doesn’t fit their narrative.