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Another Violent Weekend in Baltimore City, Homicide Rate Increases


There were five shootings, one of them fatal in Baltimore City over the weekend. So far in 2020, there have been 43 homicides in Baltimore--17 this month. There have been three fatal stabbings since January 2. 

A man who was shot in east Baltimore over the weekend has died.  Police say Rawshad Divers was shot while sitting in his car in the 400 block of East 21st Street in the Barclay neighborhood Sunday morning.  No suspects have been named in the case.

An investigation is underway into a Sunday afternoon shooting in the area of Forest Drive and Tyler Avenue. Police were called to the intersection on a report of an SUV struck by gunfire. Officials say two adults and a four-year-old child were inside the vehicle at the time of the shooting. The three occupants were not injured and police believe the vehicle was not the intended target of the shooter.

Also on Sunday at approximately 1:10 p.m., officers responded to multiple calls for discharging in the 2300 block of E. Northern parkway. Upon arrival, officers located a crime scene but found no victim. Responding officers learned that a victim had been taken to an area hospital by someone in a car. A short time later, officers did locate a 20 year-old male shooting victim at an area hospital. He was suffering from gunshot wounds to his body. At the time, the victim was conscious and alert.

BPD says a 35-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot in southwest Baltimore.  Investigators say the man was found on Hollins Street with gunshot wounds to his upper body early Monday morning.  Southwest District shooting detectives have learned that the victim and suspect walked together from Booth Street before the suspect shot the victim.  The suspect hasn't been arrested.

Police are also investigating a shooting Saturday night in East Baltimore that injured a 26-year-old woman.  The shooting occurred in the 22-hundred-block of East Olive.  She walked to a local hospital for treatment.

All cases are open and are being investigated. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Baltimore Police Department at (410) 396-2100 or call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7lockup.