In the wake of another fatal double-shooting today, the Rawlings-Blake administration announced that the mayor will join State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein, U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein and Police Commissioner Anthony Batts for “an important announcement on crime reduction efforts” tomorrow.
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the city’s three top law enforcement officials will brief the media at 10 a.m. in the mayor’s executive conference room at City Hall.
The announcement came shortly after a 34-year-old man and 40-year-old woman were shot in West Baltimore while sitting on rowhouse steps about noon today. Both were pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
The shootings on the unit block of North Fulton Avenue took place just blocks from yesterday’s non-fatal shooting of four men sitting on a stoop on North Carrollton Avenue.
Today’s incident was the 21st homicide and 50th shooting since the current wave of gun violence began on Friday, June 21.
The shootings have been concentrated in West Baltimore and the Near Northeast side and involve gang disputes and the drug trade, according to Baltimore police.