On July 8th, 2023, the Baltimore Police Department announced an ongoing homicide investigation in the Eastern District. According to the police, the investigation began after officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 2200 block of East Chase Street.
Upon arrival, officers found a 32-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital and later died from his injuries.
According to Fox Baltimore, the police are currently searching for a suspect in connection with the shooting. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’10”, with a slim build, and was last seen wearing a black hoodie and dark pants.
The police urge anyone with information about the shooting or the suspect to come forward. The Baltimore Police Department has also increased patrols in the area to prevent further violence.
The Eastern District homicide investigation has sparked concern and outrage in the community. According to WBAL-TV, community members are calling for an end to the violence and are urging anyone with information to come forward.
Local leaders have also spoken out about the investigation. Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen, who represents the district where the shooting occurred, released a statement expressing his condolences to the victim’s family and calling for an end to gun violence in the city.
“We cannot continue to tolerate this level of violence in our city,” Cohen said. “We must work together to find solutions and prevent these senseless acts of violence from happening.”
The Eastern District homicide investigation is just one of many ongoing investigations into violent crime in Baltimore. According to the Baltimore Sun, the city has seen a sharp increase in homicides recently, with 2022 being the deadliest year on record.
As the investigation continues, community members are calling for action to address the root causes of violence in the city and prevent further tragedies.