Police: 3 Dead, 1 Wounded In Shooting Near University Of Maryland

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Gunmen got out of two vans and began firing at a group gathered on a corner Tuesday night, fatally shooting three people, police said.

The two gunmen shot a total of four people — one who was in stable condition — a few blocks from the urban campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, according to police.

The three deaths bring the homicide total for Baltimore for the year to at least 154, according to police news releases. That’s an increase of more than 40 percent compared with the same time last year. Shootings have increased more than 80 percent. The city has seen a spike in violence since the April death of Freddie Gray after his arrest. The incident received widespread national attention and sparked unrest across Baltimore.

On Tuesday night, the two light-colored vans pulled to the side of the road and one person got out of each van and began firing, campus police said in a statement on the school’s website.

Officers responded about 10:30 p.m. to the shooting, in a residential neighborhood in West Baltimore a few blocks from the campus, Detective Rashawn Strong said in a statement early Wednesday. They found three people with gunshot wounds. One male was pronounced dead at the scene, and another male and a female were taken to a hospital, where they died. The fourth victim sought treatment at a hospital for a gunshot wound to the buttocks.

There’s no indication students were involved, said Alex Likowski, spokesman for the school, which focuses on graduate and professional education and enrolls about 6,000 students.

It was the second shooting in the block in a week, according to campus police. On Thursday, a passenger was injured when the rear window of a moving vehicle was shot.

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  1. TPM headline writers:

    UM, Baltimore is 30 miles away from the University of Maryland Campus, which is in College Park, Maryland.

    UM, Baltimore is in a densely populated, urban neighborhood, that traditionally is no stranger to crime.

    College Park is a somewhat leafy suburb of Washington DC dominated by a large, green college campus and the surrounding commercial establishments and housing. Not a high crime area.

    this is not a shooting on a college campus story. It is an urban (sounds pretty much like classic gangland) crime story. Depressingly common, but not the same.

  2. You should go die in a fire, racist scumbag.

  3. Because hey, it’s not like real human beings live in that neighborhood who are entitled to live their lives with some degree of security. And obviously, even if there were actual humans, decent citizens just trying to live their life, being terrorized because the cops are withholding their services out of pique, that’s what they deserve, because there’s clearly no middle ground between “cops doing nothing” and “cops acting like storm troopers” where police behave like guardians rather than an occupying force with no legal limits.

    It never fails to amaze me how utterly depraved you people are willing to reveal yourselves to be whenever an anecdote comes along that slots into your prejudices.

  4. UM, the University of Maryland has a Baltimore campus, and it’s apparently quite close to this particular crime pocket.

  5. What’s the first Rule Of Holes again?

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