Baltimore activists’ attempt for a murder-free weekend proved to be too much to ask of the city, with at least three people shot, two of them killed, in less than 72 hours since guns were ordered to be put down.
Activist Erricka Bridgeford promoted the campaign as a “Baltimore ceasefire” and “Nobody kill anybody” weekend that began on Friday and ends Sunday night, garnering the support of thousands on social media since May.
The city made it through Friday with no shootings reported, drawing hope from participants the campaign might see some success. But by Saturday, two men — ages 24 and 37 — were shot and killed in separate incidents just hours apart, according to the Baltimore Sun. Another man, 22, also suffered a gunshot wound to the arm, FOX45 reported.