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5 dead, 5 injured in seven separate shootings over the weekend in Baltimore

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Posted at 9:58 PM, Jul 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 09:08:17-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore Police are investigating a rash of shootings that occurred during the weekend.

In just more than a 30 hour span, five people were killed and five others were injured in seven separate incidents.

The latest happened Sunday around 8:39 p.m. in the 2800 block of Forest Glen Road in Northwest Baltimore, where a 39-year-old male was shot to death. Monday, he was identified as 39-year-old Steven Tasker.

A little before 4 p.m. in the 1800 block of N. Bruce Street, over in the Western District, an unidentified adult male was found suffering from gunshot wounds to the body. The victim was taken to an area hospital where he later died.

On July 29, police identified the victim as 24-year0old Johnny Johnson.

Late Saturday night within 10 minutes of each other, two deadly double shootings were reported across the city.

The first call was dispatched at around 10:47 p.m. for the 3400 block of Tivoly Avenue in the Northeast District.

That's where police found a 26-year-old male shot. He was taken to a hospital and later died. Monday, he was identified as Dontae Samuel, revising his age to 27.

A second victim from the same incident also walked into a hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg.

Meanwhile in Northwest District, units were racing over to the 3700 block of Boarman Avenue where two teens, ages 19 and 17, were shot.

The 19 year old passed away at a hospital, while the 17 year old's condition is unknown.

Then earlier in the evening at about 8:40 p.m., a 29-year-old man was shot in the back in the 5300 block of Frankford Avenue.

A little more than three hours before that, a 20-year-old male was shot in the leg in the same district, in the 2800 block of Harford Road, less than a mile from the Tivoly homicide earlier in the day.

Less than two hours earlier, a Shot Spotter alert was received in the area of Laurens Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. There, police found an adult male with gunshot wounds to the body. His condition is unclear.

Another Shot Spotter alert came out over two hours earlier, this time in South Baltimore in the 1700 block of McHenry Street. When police got there, a male victim was found shot. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

This latest string of violence comes on the heels of a weekend tweet storm from President Donald Trump, in which he heavily criticized the City of Baltimore and it's high crime rate.

In most of the tweets, the president specifically targeted Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings and his district, blaming him for what he called "the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States."