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Summer of the Gun: Violent Weekend

August 19, 2013
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Summer of the Gun: Violent Weekend

After a lull in shootings in recent days, 13 people in Baltimore city were shot from Friday night to early Monday morning, including a seven-year-old boy. Two men were shot a few feet over the Baltimore City line on Edmonson Avenue in the early hours of Saturday morning at about 3 a.m. Initially a...
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Summer of the Gun: 3900 S. Hanover St.

August 12, 2013
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Summer of the Gun: 3900 S. Hanover St.

Police were called to the 3900 block of S. Hanover Street after a reported gunfight in the street. One man was shot in the neck. His condition was unknown. Residents in the Brooklyn neighborhood were not used to this kind of violence. At a crime scene in the 3900 block of S. Hanover Street,...
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Summer of the Gun: The Activists

August 6, 2013
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Summer of the Gun: The Activists

Fed up with the high rate of summer gun violence, neighborhood activist and founder of COR Fitness Munir Bahar organized the first 300 Man March on July 3 where he estimates 700 men walked the entire 10-mile length of North Avenue. On August 2, almost a month later, this second walk was organized through...
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Summer of the Gun: 1000 block of Patterson Park Ave.

August 1, 2013
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Summer of the Gun: 1000 block of Patterson Park Ave.

On June 25, a man ran down Patterson Park Avenue calling for help after being shot. In many cases, there is not a “crime scene.” It’s just where the person fell. Police are often spend hours looking for the actual scene of the shooting. This is one of those cases. Police scour the area...
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Summer of the Gun: 1400 block of Ashland Avenue

July 30, 2013
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Summer of the Gun: 1400 block of Ashland Avenue

There were four shootings over the July 27-28 weekend, including that of an 18-year-old who was shot in the face on Russell Street under the 295 overpass. On Ashland Avenue, which is just blocks from the huge expansion of Johns Hopkins Hospital, police found a man with a gunshot wound to the chest on...
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Summer of the Gun: 1700 N. Bond Street and 20th and Boone streets

July 25, 2013
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Summer of the Gun: 1700 N. Bond Street and 20th and Boone streets

On July 22, there were five shootings in Baltimore. One early in the morning at 3:30 a.m., one confirmed homicide, covered here, one at about 11 p.m. on McCulloh Street and these two. Police responded to the 1700 block of N. Bond Street at about 9:30 a.m. after shots were fired and a man...
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Summer of the Gun: Preston Street and Milton Avenue

July 23, 2013
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Summer of the Gun: Preston Street and Milton Avenue

Police were called to a double shooting on July 22 at about 3:30 p.m. at the corner of Preston Street and Milton Avenue, a few blocks from Johns Hopkins Hospital. One victim, in his 20s, was shot in the head and later died. The second man, in his 50s, was shot in the arm....
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Summer of the Gun: 200 block Diener Place

July 22, 2013
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Summer of the Gun: 200 block Diener Place

On July 15 at about 9 p.m., police responded to a shooting in the Irvington neighborhood in Southwest Baltimore. Police found the body of 20-year-old Montae Higgins behind a housing complex in the 200 block of Diener Place. Detectives and the Baltimore City Police forensic team inspect the body of 20-year-old Montae Higgins who...
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Summer of The Gun: Gough and Lehigh streets

July 18, 2013
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7.13 Gough and Lehigh sts

On July 13 at about 11 p.m., police responded to a homicide at a playground at the corner of Gough and Lehigh streets in the Greektown neighborhood. Police said that the 21-year-old Latino man may have known his assailant. At the scene, neighbors who knew the victim confronted police about the problem of violence....
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Summer of the Gun: The Toll

July 16, 2013
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Summer of the Gun: The Toll

On July 2, 26-year-old Davon “Little Daddy” Ockimey was gunned down in his neighborhood in the 4200 block of Pimlico Road. His funeral was held on July 13. Family members were the first to gather at Ockimey’s wake at the Chatman Harris Funeral Home on Reisterstown Road a week after Ockimey was killed in...
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Summer of the Gun: 4200 Block Pimlico

July 13, 2013
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Summer of the Gun: 4200 Block Pimlico

On July 2, police were called to the 4200 block of Pimlico Road for a shooting. When they arrived, they found 26-year-old Davon Ockimey dead by asphyxiation from choking on blood after being shot,¬†according to his family. “He was a good young man. Never a problem. He was raised by his grandmother”-Pimlico Road resident,...
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Summer of the Gun: Unit Block of N. Fulton

July 12, 2013
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playground crime scene

On July 10 at about 11:55 a.m., a man walked up to a couple sitting on a stoop in the unit block of N. Fulton Avenue and fatally shot them. A house slipper and a baseball cap were left behind after a double shooting on July 10. Blood spots mark up the marble steps.
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