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14 shot in 24 hours in Baltimore, five in single West Baltimore incident, police say; five dead overall

14 shot in 24 hours in Baltimore, five in single West Baltimore incident, police say; five dead overall

A barrage of evening gunfire that wounded four men and killed an additional man in West Baltimore accounted for less than half the city’s shooting victims Thursday, the most violent day of acting Police Commissioner Michael Harrison’s short tenure.

In all, 12 people were shot — four fatally — in a series of seven shootings that started in the morning and lasted into the night.

The five shot in Thursday evening’s quintuple shooting, which occurred just as Harrison and other law enforcement leaders in the city were preparing for a community meet-and-greet in North Baltimore, ranged in ages from 19 to 46, with a 26-year-old man among them suffering the fatal injuries, police...

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