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Baltimore tops 100 homicides before end of April for first time in two decades

Baltimore tops 100 homicides before end of April for first time in two decades

For the first time in two decades, Baltimore has reached 100 homicides for the year before the end of the April.

Among the new cases pushing the number of victims to 101 was a fatal shooting near the Inner Harbor before daybreak Monday. Police said a 33-year-old man was with a group who had left The Block, the city's red light district, when he was shot to death around 4:30 a.m. at Calvert and Lombard streets.

Witnesses said they heard four gunshots. The intersection, one of the busiest in the downtown area, was closed briefly early Monday but reopened by the morning rush hour.

Baltimore, which experienced record high per capita murder rates the past two years, had not...

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