Just as city leaders had begun to hint at a trend of crime slowing, a staggering 17 people were shot — four of them fatally — in Baltimore over one of its most brutal weekends on record.
Residents are under no delusions about the pace of the violence.
“It’s not like there isn’t going to be another shooting,” said the neighbor, Keya, a 40-year-old woman who declined to give her last name because of safety concerns.
Most of the shootings took place Saturday, with 15 people shot, including a 2-year-old toddler in what police said was a road-rage incident.
On Monday, police charged Javon Johnson, 33, with attempted murder, assault and various handgun related charges in the shooting of the young boy, officials said.