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Standing up for a cause: Baltimore hopes for a 72-hour ceasefire

Standing up for a cause: Baltimore hopes for a 72-hour ceasefire

Devrone McKnight was driving home from Maryland Shock Trauma on Friday afternoon when he spotted three dozen people on Edmondson Avenue rallying to support a 72-hour ceasefire to violence in Baltimore.

The 23-year-old McKnight said he felt compelled to join the demonstration, given that he had a bullet still lodged in his neck after he was shot Thursday about 10 blocks south of the ceasefire event.

“Somebody pulled up and shot me on my way to work,” said McKnight, still dressed in green hospital scrubs, socks and slippers. “People need to put the guns down and stand up for a cause. It’s crazy.”

His shooting in the 300 block of N. Monastery Ave. —...

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