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Violent Holiday Weekend In Baltimore

(Baltimore, MD) -- It was a violent Fourth of July holiday weekend in Baltimore as police investigate a series of shootings.

Police say three people were killed and nine others suffered injuries following a rash of shootings. Among the victims is a 14-year-old boy.

Investigators say most of the shootings occurred overnight and despite a heavy police presence.

Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said the violence occurred despite what he labeled a "robust deployment strategy everywhere across the city.”

The violence occurred as Baltimore recorded its deadliest month to date.

In June, the city averaged more than one homicide a day with thirty-nine people killed in gun violence.