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Summer of the Gun: Preston Street and Milton Avenue

Police were called to a double shooting on July 22 at about 3:30 p.m. at the corner of Preston Street and Milton Avenue, a few blocks from Johns Hopkins Hospital. One victim, in his 20s, was shot in the head and later died. The second man, in his 50s, was shot in the arm. This was the second shooting of the day. By midnight, there would be four more.The remains of a double shooting at the corner of Preston and Milton.A young boy walks casually by the scene of a double shooting in his neighborhood. "These kids are used to it," said one neighbor at a corner convenience store across from the scene.Rev. Milton Williams of the nearby Turning Point Clinic lost his daughter and nephew (last week at a homicide in Towson) to gun violence in Baltimore. His daughter, Lisa Brown, was found dead in a car owned by former heavyweight champ Hasim Rahman in 2002 in the Park Heights neighborhood.The bicycle left behind by the shooting suspect, according to Lt. Col. Dan Lioi.An overgrown community garden at the corner of Preston and Milton blooms across the street from a double shooting on July 22 at about 3:30 p.m.A neighbor looks on at the scene of a shooting in her neighborhood. She, like many others, is fed up with the violence.A memorial to a shooting victim in the spring sags worn and sun-bleached near the corner of Preston and Milton where a man in his 20s was shot in the head on July 22.

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