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Morgan student fatally shot overnight in Towson

Murders jump 57% in Baltimore County this year
Posted at 6:36 AM, Oct 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-27 17:11:26-04

TOWSON, Md. — Police are investigating after a Morgan State student was murdered Monday night in Towson.

Baltimore County officers were called to the 800 block of Kenilworth Drive, just after 10:20pm.

On scene, they found 21-year-old Barry Ransom, of Philadelphia, suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He died hours later at a local hospital.

Police believe Ransom was targeted and that he and his killer had spent time together before the shooting.

Ransom is the second Morgan student shot in less than a week.

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His murder is also the 47th in Baltimore County so far in 2021, compared to 27 at this time last year.

Baltimore County's deadliest year came in 2019 when 49 people were murdered.