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Baltimore 11 day homicide free streak ends

Baltimore 11 day homicide free streak ends
The city of Baltimore has ended an 11-day streak without a homicide, its longest spell without a murder in nearly four years.

BALTIMORE, Maryland — Baltimore 11 day homicide free streak ends

Police are investigating a fatal shooting Tuesday afternoon in east Baltimore.

City police said officers were called around 1:15 p.m. to the 3800 block of Elmley Avenue, where a 22-year-old man was shot in the chest. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

A woman told 11 News that she heard about four of five shots, but she did not see the incident.

The fatal shooting breaks a streak of 12 days without homicides in Baltimore.

Baltimore police Commissioner-designate Darryl De Sousa went to the scene to speak with residents, officers and detectives.

“We had a couple of days that we didn’t have a homicide in the city, and I really hate to put a number on it because, at the end of the day, that number is a narrative, and that’s somebody’s life, somebody’s child that is unfortunately going to have to get buried,” De Sousa said. “We’re trying to keep the officers encouraged; they’re doing a great job. It’s still early in the year. We think they’re making progress. We just have to keep pushing with the crime-fight, making sure the officers have support out there on the streets and give them the best training possible.”

No further information was immediately released.

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