Posted on June 23, 2021

57 Dead in 50 Days as Violence Continues to Ravage Baltimore

WBFF, June 19, 2021

It has been another violent week in Baltimore City.

“The violence is out of control because we are in a cycle of reaction, retribution, people are angry, people are upset, and our systems are not working,” Rev. Al Hathaway said.

On April 30th Baltimore City hit the grim milestone of 100 homicides.

Now just fifty days later and at least 57 more people have died.

Eleven people have died since Monday.

18-year-old Kozee Spriggs was found dead Tuesday after she’d been reported missing.

A mass shooting Wednesday in broad daylight left five injured and one person dead.

Former Deputy Police Commissioner Jason Johnson says the relentless violence will likely only get worse as the days get hotter.

“It doesn’t really matter what day of the week, time of day, or any of that. The weather is the biggest deciding factor really, because the weather dictates whether people will be outside a lot. The really hot weather tends to force people outside,” he said.