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Baltimore reaches 100 homicides for year with overnight shootings
Baltimore reaches 100 homicides for year with overnight shootings

One hundred people have been killed in Baltimore this year, a grim milestone that has come faster than in previous years. The city could be headed for its most violent year this decade. The pace of killing is faster than last year, when 71 people were killed by this time. The number of homicides last reached 100 by late May in 2007; the city reached that number on July 4 last year. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings­Blake on Thursday called the violence "disheartening." "It's extremely frustrating," the mayor said in a news conference. "It is disheartening, but I am still resolved to continue to reduce violent crime in our city." Homicide No. 100 came early...

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