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Lethal City, USA

Lethal City, USA

Baltimore isn't the only U.S. city that has seen a sharp rise in gun violence in recent years. But it surely is one of the most lethal.

As The Sun's Justin George reported in a three-part series supported by Marquette University's O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism, shooting victims in Baltimore are more likely to die than in almost any other city. His exhaustive research and analysis center on three broad factors to explain the rise in lethality here: the common use of extremely powerful guns, often with oversized ammunition clips; victims whose injuries are beyond the ability of trauma surgeons to repair; and a culture in which violent criminals increasingly shoot...