For the first time in nearly 20 years, Baltimore reached 100 homicides for the year before the end of the April.
Three new cases Monday pushed the number of victims counted for 2017 to 101.
Among them was a fatal shooting near the Inner Harbor before daybreak Monday. As police discussed that case in the afternoon, a man was gunned down in East Baltimore, in the same block as a new senior center that was rebuilt after it burned while under construction during the rioting two years ago.
“We have to engage this community or it’s going to continue to be a bloodbath,” said the Rev. Donte Hickman, whose Southern Baptist Church built the $16 million center.