Baltimore Sees Nearly 80 Shootings, Fewer Homicides in July

Non-fatal shootings in July increased more than 13 percent compared to a minimal decline in homicides.

According to Baltimore Witness’ data, non-fatal shootings increased from 68 in June to 78 in July—the most non-fatal shootings reported in the city in a single month this year. The lowest number of non-fatal shootings this year was the 48 reported in April, which was the only month in 2022 to see a decline in non-fatal shootings. There were 62 shootings reported in March.

The most non-fatal shootings reported in a single day was on July 23 when eight victims were shot in four separate incidents, including three juveniles on the 600 block of N. Potomac Street. Officers with the Baltimore Police Department were called to the area shortly after 1 a.m. and found a 17-year-old man and two women, ages 15 and 16, suffering from gunshot wounds.

Two people were also injured in a shooting on the 2400 block of Greenmount Avenue, while another person was shot on the 1300 block of West Pratt Street.

Police reported a fourth shooting that injured two people, but the location was unknown.

Baltimore City had fewer homicides in July, dropping from 35 homicides in June to 30 homicides last month. Unlike June, the Northern and Northwestern districts had no homicides in July, while the Southwestern, Southern, and Eastern districts declined by one homicide each.

The Southeastern district was the only area of the city to see an increase in homicides last month from one to five, the most recent of which occurred on July 29 when police found a 59-year-old man unconscious and unresponsive on the 1300 block of E. Fayette Street just after 8:40 p.m.

He was pronounced dead at a hospital later that evening.

Although no arrest has been reported, police said a male juvenile dressed in all black repeatedly assaulted the victim before leaving the area.

The Northeastern district also saw another seven homicides—the same as in June—while the Central and Western districts each maintained three homicides.