Jessica Anderson, Baltimore Sun, January 31, 2022
Baltimore police are investigating a pair of homicides that pushed the city to its deadliest January ever.
The latest victim was found shot at around 1:51 a.m. Monday in the first block of Morris Road in Southwest Baltimore’s Rosemont neighborhood, near Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park, police said. The man, who has not been identified by police, was later pronounced dead.
The victim is the 36th counted this month, marking the deadliest January in nearly 50 years. Thirty-five people were killed in January 1973, when the city’s population was much larger. The monthly death toll includes those injured by shootings in prior months who died in January.
Just before 6 p.m. Sunday, a 66-year-old Clarence Joseph Buckner was found shot in the 3300 block of Rueckert Ave., police said. He was taken to an area hospital where he later died.
The shootings continued into Monday night when two men were shot in South Baltimore.
Police and city leadership are coming under further pressure to curb the unrelenting violence in the city. There were nine people killed last week, including the husband of a police internal affairs lieutenant, who was waiting for a refrigerator delivery at home in Northeast Baltimore, and the general manager of a Little Italy restaurant.