BALTIMORE — The Penn North post of Safe Streets was out in force on Monday where 31-year-old mother was shot and killed a week ago.
“There used to be a rule in the game where women and children was off limits.”
Melissa Brown has two children that will now grow up without their mother.
She is one of two mothers killed within a week in Baltimore City.
The first homicide of the year was a woman and since than 6 more have been killed as the total count climbs above 50.
“I’m a woman myself, then to find out she had kids, little kids,” said Nicole Warren with Safe Streets. “For somebody to be that cruel and the type of shots she took that was just like unacceptable.”
LeVar Mullen the Site Supervisor for the Penn North location said that they are frustrated every time someone is killed.
“It’s stressful because it’s another life lost,” Mullen said. “Another life we wish we could have saved or there was something we could have done. More of, it’s disheartening and it’s heartbreaking.”
Many of the members of safe streets know the pain that this family and community feel every time someone is killed.
“I just lost a son a year ago, 17-years old,” said Warren. “He was gunned down in South Baltimore. I just keep fighting and keep moving. I just keep going on."
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (410) 396-2100, Western District detectives at (410) 396-2477 or call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7lockup.