Baltimore’s Deadliest Month Since 1999: 35 Killed In May So Far


Soon after Baltimore’s mayor met with police officials to discuss a spike in violence, two more people were killed yesterday, making May the city’s deadliest month since 1999, the Baltimore Sun reports. The two homicides increased this month’s total to 35. There have been 108 homicides across the city this year. “It’s deplorable,” said City Councilman William “Pete” Welch. “The shootings and killings are all over the city. I don’t think any part of the city is immune to this. I’ve never seen anything like it.” Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is “disheartened and frustrated by this continuing violence, particularly when you think about the progress that the city has made,” said her spokesman, Howard Libit.

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