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Top four Baltimore mayoral candidates face-off in debate at Morgan State

(Baltimore, MD) -- The four top candidates in Baltimore's Democratic primary for mayor faced-off during a Wednesday night debate at Morgan State University.

The event was hosted in part by WBAL-TV and Maryland Public Television, featuring incumbent Mayor Brandon Scott, former Mayor Sheila Dixon, attorney Thiru Vignarajah, and businessman Bob Wallace.

The candidates spoke on issues including juvenile crime, the Inner Harbor development, affordable housing and improving public education.

There were some barbs thrown with the 70-year-old Dixon saying Baltimore needs an adult who can manage and lead the city - apparently referencing 40-year-old Mayor Scott.

In turn, Scott spoke on his record saying everything has been done by leading the right way, without corruption and scandal - referencing Dixon's conviction for embezzling gift cards for families in need.

24/7 News Source contributed to this article.