At least 10 people were shot in Baltimore City between Good Friday and Monday morning. In one of the most recent incidents, five people were shot on Eutaw Street early Monday morning.
MAX MCGEE: Turning now to a story we've been following all day. A violent weekend in Baltimore City. At least 10 people were shot between Good Friday and Monday morning. One of the most recent incidents, five people shot on Utah Street. WJZ is live once again. Ava-joye Burnett is at Police Headquarters with more on this recent string of crimes. Ava-joye.
AVA-JOYE BURNETT: Mark, we are just getting new information in from Baltimore City Police this afternoon, and they are saying in the 2:00 hour, two additional people were shot and killed here in the city of Baltimore. Of course, this is following a very violent weekend, and then early this morning there was a quintuple shooting off Utah Street, and someone captured the aftermath of that on their cell phone. This is what it looked like on Utah Street early this morning.
- Dang. There was five people got hit down this [MUTED]
AVA-JOYE BURNETT: The time around 1:11 AM. Baltimore City Police say five people were shot here. All men, 37 to 61.
- I'm scared to come out at night.
AVA-JOYE BURNETT: This woman was walking in that Lexington market neighborhood Monday. She described lost hope in her city.
- I really want to leave but I don't have the money to leave.
AVA-JOYE BURNETT: The Easter weekend was a violent one. Saturday afternoon, City Police say a 31-year-old man died after he was shot near Furrow Street. Then Easter Sunday, another man died after he was shot on Pennsylvania Avenue. Several other victims were also shot at various locations in the city, but they're expected to survive.
And even before the weekend, a 41-year-old man was killed in North Conkling Street. Police say three young people carjacked him, and in the process the man was hit by his own car. They arrested a 16-year-old driver.
- This man lost his life on Good Friday. That's pretty sad to me, if you ask me. I mean honestly. And things need to change, man.
AVA-JOYE BURNETT: Homicides are slightly up this year. 75 compared to 72 the same time last year. In a statement Saturday afternoon, Mayor Brandon Scott said his heart goes out to the families impacted by this violence. He also spoke with WJZ on camera.
BRANDON SCOTT: We need to be actually rehabilitating people, especially our young people when they're going through the system. So that we are not seeing the same people, over and over again.
AVA-JOYE BURNETT: And once again, two more people according to Baltimore City Police were killed this afternoon here in Baltimore City. And back to that quintuple shooting on Utah Street from earlier this morning. One person is in critical condition. Four other people have non-life threatening injuries. Live tonight at Baltimore City Police headquarters, Ava-joye Burnett for WJZ.