This past weekend
was relatively quiet, with no shootings reported over two days. Still, a 16-year-old girl's throat was slashed, and two others were killed by gunfire, while four non-fatal shootings were reported to police.
Monday, July 15
An African-American man was shot several times on the 200 block of Diener Place, in the city's Uplands neighborhood. He was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 9
. The man's name as Montae Higgins, 20 years old.
Tuesday, July 16
Police called to the 1600 block of Presstman Street found Moses Lee Rush Jr., an 18-year-old African-American man, lying outside, unresponsive. He had been shot several times in the torso. Rush, who lived on the 500 block of Rappolla Street, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:25
Friday, July 19
Diamond Williams' family found the 16-year-old African-American girl in a house near the 3100 block of Liberty Heights Avenue. Her throat had been slashed. She died in a hospital less than a half-hour later. According to an account in
, police believe Shaquille Anthony, a 19-year-old African-American man who committed suicide the same night, killed Williams, who was a junior at Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School. She was studying to be a nurse,