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One killed during 72-hour ceasefire in Baltimore

Posted at 7:56 AM, Nov 06, 2017

This past weekend, leaders in the Baltimore community asked for no shootings for 72 hours. 

RELATED: Ceasefire launches as Baltimore reaches 300 murders

An off-duty D.C. police sergeant died and a woman was injured in a shooting in west Baltimore on Saturday. 

Baltimore City police said officers were called around 12:45 a.m. to the 2800 block of Elgin Avenue for a reported shooting.  

When officers arrived, they discovered Tony Mason Jr, 40, suffering from a gunshot wound to his body and a 43-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to her leg. 

Both victims were transported to an area hospital where Mason died from his injuries.  

MORE: Off-duty D.C. police sergeant fatally shot in Baltimore

Sergeant Tony Mason Jr was the only homicide that happened during the ceasefire. So far this year, there have been 301 homicides in Baltimore.

This was the second 72-hour ceasefire held this year, and organizers say they plan on keeping them going quarterly.

RELATED: 2 men, one woman dead in separate shootings in Baltimore

The next one will be held in February.