BALTIMORE (WJZ/AP) — The surge in violence continues in Baltimore as the police report more shootings, the last of which happened late Saturday in Northeast Baltimore.
Christie Ileto has more on how clergy and lawmakers are trying to calm anxious residents.
At least 40 shootings have happened in the last 10 days and 16 of them were deadly.
Police say two people were shot on Saturday. Neither of the shootings was fatal.
Shortly after 8:30 p.m. Saturday, police say a man was shot in the back while standing on Edison Highway in northeast Baltimore. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital.
Earlier Saturday afternoon, a man was shot in the leg in west Baltimore.
Police have stepped up their presence on the streets in response to a surge in violence that included 11 fatal shootings in the span of a week. Commissioner Anthony Batts has said nearly three times the usual number of officers would be on the streets this weekend.
City clergy are now asking residents to step up and end this violent trend.
The final pieces of the coming calamity are being cemented in place, and the fires of earthly perdition are being kindled right before us. I believe that we do not have long to wait before we see the final rending of the veil, and the revelation of what is coming…
WE HAVE BEEN WARNED
~Those who abuse Liberty, sentence themselves to death!