Soon after gunfire broke out about 8 p.m. along Greenmount Avenue in North Baltimore on Tuesday, city police officers already parked in the area found three victims with gunshot wounds — one of them, a 16-year-old boy, unresponsive.I suppose this is what John Lott and his followers mean be "more guns equals less crime." Or is Baltimore just the exception to the rule?
The boy, identified Wednesday morning as Daniel Pearson, was pronounced dead at a local hospital at 8:22 p.m., according to Detective Vernon Davis, a police spokesman. The two other victims, men ages 33 and 20, were also sent to hospitals and were in stable condition Wednesday morning, police said. Police did not identify the victims.
The triple shooting raised the total number of people shot in the city Tuesday to five, and brought the total number of killings in Baltimore this year to 197, which was the total homicide count for all of 2011. Pearson is the eighth juvenile murder victim.
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