Wave of Shootings Rattles Baltimore County Residents

Baltimore County, MD – A surge of violent incidents has left residents on edge this week as the area grappled with five shooting cases, two of them resulting in fatalities.

The troubling spate of crimes began last Monday when a man was shot in the Parkville neighborhood. On Thursday, tragedy struck again as two men lost their lives in a shooting outside a Middle River restaurant. The violence continued into the weekend, with a woman sustaining gunshot wounds just outside the White Marsh mall around 1 a.m. on Sunday. Just two hours later, another shooting occurred in Middle River, where a man fell victim.

“It’s very concerning,” said Hari Crosby, a local resident, echoing the sentiments of many in the community. Another resident simply expressed sadness, saying, “That’s just sad.”

While the Baltimore County Police Department reported a slight uptick in homicides compared to the same period last year, shootings have seen a slight decline overall in 2024. However, some residents argue that the perception of rising violent crime is a growing concern.

“A lot of my neighbors are afraid to go out at night,” shared one resident, highlighting the climate of fear that has taken hold.

Crosby further underscored the impact on the community, stating, “It’s something that we have to hear and have to deal with on a daily basis.”

As authorities investigate the recent incidents, residents are left grappling with a sense of unease, questioning their safety and calling for measures to address the surge in violence that has shaken the area.