Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison discusses recent violence in the city, including a shooting that injured a 1-year-old and a 2-year-old, at a community appearance in the Edmondson neighborhood Saturday afternoon.
One man was fatally stabbed and another was shot in separate incidents early Saturday morning, according to Baltimore police.
The stabbing and shooting followed an especially violent Friday, when 12 people were shot, including two young children in a mass shooting.
At a community town hall in the Edmondson neighborhood Saturday afternoon, Baltimore police Commissioner Michael Harrison called the violence over the past few days “totally unacceptable.”
Officers responded to a reported stabbing at 1:27 a.m. on Saturday at the 5600 block of Pennington Ave. in the Curtis Bay neighborhood of South Baltimore to find an unidentified man suffering from stab wounds. The man was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Police said they had identified the 28-year-old stabbing victim but would not announce a name until next of kin is notified.
The stabbing happened a few blocks south of where a 55-year-old man was fatally shot the prior evening, police said.
Also on Saturday, police responded to the 5100 block of Reisterstown Road in Northwest Baltimore at 7:50 a.m., when they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to an area hospital.
On Friday, three men were fatally shot and nine others were injured in shootings. The injured at one mass shooting in the Carrollton Ridge neighborhood in South Baltimore included two children, 1 and 2 years old, a woman and two men, Baltimore police said.
Harrison said he visited both Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center to visit the victims, who were all in stable condition.
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He said police officers pursued a suspect in a silver or gold four-door sedan that was fleeing the scene, but the driver “made good of his escape.” Harrison called on community members to help police find the suspects.
“This is not something we can do alone. We need help identifying people who committed that shooting from last night where those babies were shot,” he said. “The community should be appalled. This is shocking to the conscience.”
Despite the spate of violence, Harrison said his officers have been “extremely aggressive” and “in the right places” to arrest people carrying illegal guns.
Police ask anyone with information to contact detectives at 410-396-2221. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line, at 1-866-7LOCKUP. Sources can also submit a tip by texting 443-902-4824.