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Bloody knife fight on a bus and bullets into a business

Separate incidents a block apart
Posted at 9:33 PM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-29 23:10:54-04

BROOKLYN, Md. — A bloody knife fight on a bus and a business owner patching up bullet holes.

Tuesday afternoon the wave of violence crashed into Brooklyn.

A woman at the Royal Farms on the corner of Patapsco and Potee Street said one of the men involved in the knife fight stumbled into the store bleeding all over.

An owner of a local business about a block away said shots started ringing out just a few hours earlier in a separate incident in which his car and the window of his business was hit.

“I’m about to give up,” the business owner said. “I don’t want to because I’ve been doing this for almost 10 years. In the last year it’s getting worse and worse.”

The business owner didn’t want to share his name or show his face on camera out of fear of retaliation.

“Can’t even go outside and I can’t bring my kids to my business," he said. "At any time, you can see drug deals right in front of like anybody 24/7 anytime.”

Michael Finnerty was waiting at the bus stop when the two men involved in the knife fight stumbled onto the street.

“They just ran off the bus and ran in there they didn’t know what was going on pretty much until they seen all the blood everywhere.”

Mark Rivenbark said he’s beginning to forget what a day of peace looks like.

“It’s not even safe anymore coming down here,” Rivenbark said. “I come down here all the time to get my coffee. I’m scared to even come down here anymore honestly.”

Across the city homicides up by nearly 30 from last year and non-fatal shootings up over a hundred.

In the northwest,ten people were shot and four killed since Sunday.

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