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Baltimore surpasses 300 murders for 2nd year

Posted at 1:38 PM, Dec 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-14 19:12:38-05

Baltimore has surpassed 300 homicides for the second year in a row. 

The city's 300th and 301st murders were tallied Tuesday night, when two people were fatally shot in the 3900 block of Groveland Avenue around 5:30 p.m.

While the murder rate is still well short of last year's 344 homicides, it's well above the 211 reported in Baltimore in 2014. 

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