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City reacts to downtown shooting; seeks end to 'senseless' violence
City reacts to downtown shooting; seeks end to 'senseless' violence

As Baltimore's mayor on Wednesday consoled the family of a hospital worker used as a human shield during a gang shooting downtown, elected officials and community activists called on the city to do more to combat gang violence. The killing of Brandon Finney, a 25-year-old Maryland Shock Trauma Center technician, has rattled the city. He was waiting to catch a bus home after working a night shift Sunday when, police say, members of the Black Guerrilla Family targeted a rival Bloods member, who pulled Finney in front of him. Both died. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Finney was "a young man doing what we expect young men to be doing — working hard to provide for their...

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