BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Baltimore has seen a number of shootings across the city since Friday.
Several shootings have occurred near tourist sites such as the Inner Harbor. There was a double shooting in the 500 block of South Charles Street on Friday that left one man dead.
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Another shooting occurred in the Horseshoe Casino’s parking garage early Sunday morning.
But the majority of shootings are in residential communities.
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“I think this crime needs to stop,” a mother of two told WJZ.
The mother lived about half a block from the scene of the shooting near Washburn Avenue, 10th Street in Brooklyn’s South Baltimore neighborhood.
“I’ve been here seven years since the crime started and it hasn’t stopped,” she told WJZ. “Feels horrible – my daughter, that’s why I take her to places like stores and stuff so she has work to do in the house, because I can’t let her out.”
Larry Lamb told WJZ: “Twenty-four rotating hours” – an allusion to being constantly aware of one’s surroundings. “You must always be vigilant around here.”
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In the same neighborhood, a woman named Pamela Dukes said she was inside her business Saturday when she heard gunfire nearby and people took cover.
Dukes is listed as CEO of By Grace Counseling Services, a drug treatment facility and a new inpatient facility called I’m Still Standing By Grace.
Dukes said the treatment center is very involved with the block and will engage directly with others to demonstrate that illegal activity will not be tolerated.
“You see, this corner is empty, and even when you’re around that corner, it’s empty. Most of the time it’s because people go on with their businesses because they know we’re out and we’re in,” Dukes said. “And when they came out and stood, we walked out and we asked if you could move along, please – this is a treatment center.”
Shootings happened at unexpected locations like one in the Horseshoe Casino’s garage on Sunday.
Ashik Lama recently moved to Baltimore from Montgomery County. He said he hopes his recent move remains a good investment.
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“People will commit crimes around tourist attractions,” said Lama. “There’s not much you can do but let’s just hope that doesn’t happen or it’s just minimized.”
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