Two men are dead.
Two more are recovering after a quadruple shooting Tuesday night in northeast Baltimore.
It’s the second shooting in a week in the city.
Now one father says enough is enough.
“When you’re living in Baltimore, you know, they say if you can survive in Baltimore, you can survive anywhere. So to a certain degree, I mean I’m used to it,” Mike Richardson, a 26-year-old who lives nearby, said.
But he says he doesn’t want to be.
Less than 24 hours before, feet away from where Mike sat – four men were shot on Lyndale Avenue.
Two of them, 42-year-old Angelo West and 39-year-old Charles Hamilton, were killed.
“We are in the right areas. We can’t be exactly on the spot sometimes. These things happen. They’re unfortunate, but trust me the police department is out and we’re working as hard as we can to try and stop the violence,” Chief Stanley Brandford, with the Baltimore Police Department, said.
Mike says it starts at home.
It’s why he’s making sure what happened on Lyndale doesn’t happen to those closest to him or his three-year-old son.
“Ain’t no direction out here, to a certain degree. That direction is the drugs and all that. At the end of the day, that’s why my focus is at, ‘How can we switch up and give our youth a chance. We’ve got to give our youth a chance,” Richardson said.
He’s struggled before, admittedly being homeless, broken, and hungry.
“I thank the streets. I thank the struggle because at the end of the day if I wouldn’t have went through what I went through. I wouldn’t have become the man I am today,” he said.
The 26 and 25 year olds who were shot are recovering in the hospital.
Police are now looking for a suspect.