Daily Caller: The city of Baltimore, Md. has been home to roughly two dozen murders since police arrested Freddie Gray on April 12 for possession of an illegal switchblade. Meanwhile, searchable data from The Baltimore Sun shows that 26 homicides have occurred in the city limits of Baltimore during the last 30 days — or since April 9.
The cause of death in one murder case was blunt force, police say. The victim in that case was two-year-old Tyleah Fenwick, according to local NBC station WBAL-TV. Billy Vines, 59, and Jorvon Beatty, 23, died from stab wounds. Vines was killed in the wee hours of April 12 by his son at the home they shared not far from Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Beatty met his fate in a fight outside a homeless center on May 4.
The body of Nicole Torain, 34, was discovered in a trash incinerator on April 22. The cause of her death is unknown, but police have ruled it a homicide. All the rest of Baltimore’s 26 murders in the last 30 days have resulted from shootings. Kareem George, 36, was shot in the head on April 25, for example.
Yogesh Sheth, the manager of Mini Market Deli and Grocery, was shot when three masked men robbed his store on May 1. He agreed to step out from behind the bullet-proof glass because the men had taken a hostage at gunpoint. He was opening a door. It got jammed. One of them men then shot Sheth once in the head and three times in the chest, according to local ABC affiliate WMAR.
May 8 was a very busy day for Baltimore shootings. There were nine, according to WBAL. Three resulted in deaths. Melissa Anne Bingham, 34, died from multiple gunshot wounds at a major, three-gas-station intersection. Armand Parrine, 26, also died of multiple gun shots in a separate, unrelated incident. The name of the victim in a third May 8 homicide remains unknown.
There have been 82 homicides in Baltimore thus far in 2015.
FYI: Maryland’s gun laws are here. “Maryland is a “may issue” state for concealed carry. Applicants must demonstrate a “good and substantial reason” to carry a handgun. Permits are normally very difficult to obtain.“
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