The number of murders continues to sky rocket in Baltimore after six people are killed in less than 24 hours.
Baltimore is closing in on 160 homicides, not even halfway through the year.
Police are beefing up patrols and canvassing neighborhoods.
WJZ’s Rick Ritter spoke with some residents who said they’re scared to come forward and go to police because they’re afraid they too could be gunned down.
A murder in the popular Canton area that shows gunfire is reaching epic proportions.
Baltimore City police are now trying a new strategy. 12 hour shifts are effective immediately and they’re going door-to-door in the neighborhoods of these homicides.
“There is a murderer among us who is an absolutely monstrous human being,” said Baltimore PD spokesman T.J. Smith.
These are obvious signs that pulling the trigger in Charm City has become far too easy.
“It should at least be a felony to carry an illegal gun,” said mayor Catherine Pugh. “There’s too many illegal guns on streets of our city.”
The mayor says they’re talking with judges, saying this city has to do better with keeping people behind bars who have violent backgrounds and guns in their hands.
Police are urging people to text them anonymously with tips or any video that may have been taken around the time frame of these murders. That number is (443) 902-4824.