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Three more killings in Baltimore bring July total to 42, matching May's 25-year high

Three more killings in Baltimore bring July total to 42, matching May's 25-year high

On a blighted block of Abington Avenue in West Baltimore, Derrick Smiley said he regularly sees young men selling drugs — but rarely any police. "A lot of elderly people are hostages here," he said. "They are afraid for their safety. I think that's a serious problem." Officers came to the block early Wednesday after a man was shot fatally in the back and another was shot in the leg. Another man was killed earlier in a shooting on Bloomingdale Road. And a third person was killed Wednesday evening. They were Baltimore's 40th, 41st and 42nd homicides this month, matching the total from May, the city's deadliest month in 25 years. It is the second...

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