‘I Don’t Feel Safe:’ Multiple Shots Rattle Baltimore Friday As Mayor Praises Repeated New Funding Targeting, Violent Offenders

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Sarah Dixon heard the familiar sounds of gunfire coming from apartments in Bel-Park Tower not far from Pimlico just before noon on Friday.

“I heard four. It happened in broad daylight,” Dixon told WJZ Investigator Mike Hellgren. “I didn’t see what happened, but I heard. When I walked out here, they took the guy on a stretcher. They actually caught the shooter.”

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Police confirmed to WJZ that they have detained an interested person. The victim in the case died. At least the 22nd person murdered in Baltimore this month.

Just hours later, another incident occurred on Harford Road near The Alameda, where a man was killed trying to flee a gunman and is said to have jumped out of a window onto a porch.

Police arrested a man for a murder plot in Southwest Baltimore that occurred Thursday. The victim remains hospitalized in serious condition after being shot in the face on Eagle Street near Monroe.

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“I think it’s because more police officers here are shooting in the streets,” Dixon said. “I don’t feel safe… Nobody does anything about it.”

It comes a day after Governor Larry Hogan pledged $45 million to fight violent crime. That includes $3.5 million for new federal prosecutors to deal with violent, repeat offenders in Baltimore and $6.5 million to serve more subpoenas.

State Police will also assist Baltimore officers.

Hellgren asked Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott Friday morning if he believes the grant will actually make a difference in the city.

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“Yes, I do because I asked for them. These are the things I talked to the governor about a few months ago,” said Mayor Scott. “We know that our subpoena task force has done a great job and has the state as a deeper partner and that will not only benefit the city because they do it around.” area. So we thank the governor for honoring our request and look forward to working together to ensure that these issues are addressed. “ ‘I Don’t Feel Safe:’ Multiple Shots Rattle Baltimore Friday As Mayor Praises Repeated New Funding Targeting, Violent Offenders

Jake Nichol

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