By Michelle Richardson
Special to the AFRO
Twelve people were shot, one fatally, over the holiday weekend according to Baltimore Police.
Baltimore is one of several cities to see a rise in violence and shootings over the course of the Fourth of July weekend. Chicago saw nearly 80 people shot and 15 killed while New York recorded 64 people shot and 10 killed.
A woman was fatally shot and a teenager was among a group of three people injured in a shooting on July 5.
According to police, the triple shooting was believed to have occurred in the 500 block of Presstman Street Sunday before 6:50 p.m.
When police arrived on the scene, they found two shooting victims, age 36 and 16. Both were taken to area hospitals for treatment.
A short time later, a third shooting victim, age 28, walked into a hospital. Police believe all three victims were shot in the same block.
As officers were investigating the shooting, they were called to another hospital for what was believed to be another walk-in shooting victim.
Police however later said the man was not shot and was the victim of a car crash following the shooting incident that occurred on the block.
Just before 4:00 a.m. officers were called to the 1600 block of Joplin Street in the Broening Manor neighborhood of Southeast Baltimore.
Units found a 28-year-old man who had been shot. The man was transported to the hospital for treatment. Police have not released any further information about the shooting.
Two men, aged 20 and 21, walked into area hospitals separately with gunshot wounds to the upper body had been shot Saturday in the 3300 block of Reisterstown Road in the Liberty Square neighborhood.
Just before that shooting at 2:00 a.m., police found a man and a woman shot in the 100 block of S. Monroe Street in Southwest Baltimore. The woman, identified as Shayna Lloyd, died and the man, both age 35, suffered non-life threatening injuries.
On July 3, at 11:00 p.m., police discovered four women suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds in the 700 block of South Woodington Road, in Southwest Baltimore. Three of the four women have been released from the hospital. One of the women, age 36, was shot in her torso and is still being treated at the hospital according to police.
Police have identified the suspect in the shooting of the four women as Dontae Buckler, 38, after speaking with the victims and witnesses. An arrest warrant has been issued for Buckler and police are asking for anyone that knows his whereabouts is asked to call the Warrant Apprehension Detectives at (410)-637-8970.