In June, violence across the city increased month over month
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In June, violence across the city increased month over month

In June, violence across the city increased month over month

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June saw an increase in violence in Baltimore, with an increase in homicides and nonfatal shootings compared to May.

Baltimore Witness data shows there were 40 nonfatal shootings citywide in June, a slight increase from 26 shootings in May. Homicides also increased, from 12 in May to 17 in June.

The districts with the highest number of homicides were the Western District with five homicides and the Northwest District which reported four homicides, including the death of 17-year-old Navaeh Ferguson.

The South, East and Southwest districts each reported two homicides.

The deaths in those districts include the shooting death of Deontay Towns, 19, in the 2600 block of Aisquith Street, and the fatal stabbing of April Patterson, 46, in her home in the 1800 block of Spence Street. Police arrested Jamal Smothers, 18, in Towns’ murder.

There was only one homicide in each of the Central and Southeastern districts.

A suspect, Munir Dawan Matin, 36, allegedly shot Terrell Johnson-Smith, 32, on June 2 in the 900 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, and Jarmal Harrid, 34, on June 2 in the 500 block of West Mulberry Street.

There were no homicides in either the northern or northeastern districts.