The shootings come on the heels of a weekend in which eight people were shot, followed by a drive-by fatal shooting Monday night in the Bayview neighborhood. Several of the incidents appear to have stemmed from robbery attempts, and others have occurred in neighborhoods not typically associated with gun violence in the city. Related Charges pending in Baltimore Co. triple stabbing Brooklyn man sentenced for selling $140,000 in fake IDs Supreme Court decisions could help free convicted child rapist Police chief says alleged Leopold files may violate law Balt. Co. report: Firefighter's death had 'no single cause' Baltimore Crime Beat blog Interactive map: Baltimore City homicides See more stories » Topics Shootings Theft Murder See more topics » Because of a similar rash of shootings last year — 18 people were shot the weekend of March 20, 2011 — shootings are down compared with last year, with 72 shot this year compared to 76 at this time in 2011.
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