Spate of city shootings and on scene tweets
A man was fatally shot in the head Wednesday in Northwest Baltimore (picture at left by The Sun's Barbara Haddock Taylor), another man was shot and killed on Divison Street Wednesday nigth and a third person was killed in a shooting on McElderry Street in East Baltimore early today.
The East Baltimore shooting is where Operation Safe Streets works. That's a group of street mediators who meet regularly with gangs and other violent groups in order to stop violence before it happens. They've been successful in keeping shooting down.
Then, just after 11 a.m., an adult male was shot in the shoulder on Park Heights Avenue, in front of the I Can't We Can drug rahab building. Activist and radio show host Anthony McCarthy, live live tweets as the police investigated:
Man just shot in the back by thugs outside our office door at ICWC on Park Heights Ave, police here in a flash! (They are always around!)
Wow! Police everywhere! They are handcuffing a lot of guys who were standing around watching! I guess they are trying to get witnesses!
There are at least three blue light cameras in this blocks of this shooting! Seems to me CCTV will help in giving cops info!