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5 shot, 2 killed in separate shootings Tuesday overnight in Baltimore

Posted at 6:48 PM, Jul 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-13 18:48:48-04
In a matter of hours, five people were shot and two people were left dead in Baltimore City.
 
It happened as Tuesday evening stretched into Wednesday morning.
 
It's been a violent week across the city. Families are being torn apart, and police are desperately trying to find the people responsible
 
"It's got to change. It's got to stop," city police spokesman Donny Moses said.
 
The first seven months of 2016 have seen 150 murdered on city streets, putting the city on pace to meet or surpass 300 killings by the end of the year. While that's less than the 344 murdered last year, Moses said even one death is unacceptable.
 
"One murder, one family is grieving," he said. "A mother is without her son or daughter. Children are without their father or mothers."
 
Adding to that total, a brutal night that left two people dead in three separate shootings.
 
The first happened in the 2800 block of Ashland Avenue in east Baltimore when two men were shot while sitting in a car. Police identified the man killed as 39-year-old Johnny Timmons, whom they said was shot in the head.
 
After midnight on the 1500 block of N. Washington Street, just blocks away in the Broadway East neighborhood, police said Melvin Brown was shot in the head as well, and died.
 

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A double shooting after an armed robbery in the 3300 block of Walbrook Avenue on the southwest side left two men suffering non-fatal gunshot wounds just before 1 a.m.
 
"Until we're able to figure out which trigger puller is pulling the trigger in which particular case, we're at a loss," Moses said.
 
Police Commissioner Kevin Davis has repeatedly referred to what he calls "repeat trigger pullers," meaning a small number of people responsible for an unequal number of crimes. While detectives are still looking for suspects in the latest rash of violence, it comes in a week that saw five shot at a vigil for a murder victim.
 
"We know somebody knows who this shooter is ... but yet nobody chooses to step up," Moses said.
 
According to police, they are having a difficult time getting leads in certain cases, including the shooting at this week's vigil. 
 
If you know anything, you're asked to give police a call at 410-396-2100. You can also call Metro Crimestoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
 

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