By A.F. James MacArthur Ph.A.L.
It's been a busy weekend covering crime in Charm City. I was working on several non-crime stories, but was unable to finish due to the non stop violence escalating to a fever pitch this full moon weekend.
The latest killing was a double shooting at S. Pulaski and Hollins St.
Police investigate the murder scene at Orleans and N. Rose St. (Night Vision image, A.F. James MacArthur, BaltimoreSpectator.com)
Sunday morning, in the same neighborhood, a man was shot to death after a domestic dispute inside a house on the 2100 block of Ramsay St.
Late Friday night/early Saturday morning there were three murders. Two of them were a few blocks and a few minutes apart. I was actually at the murder scene at E. Monument St. & North Luzerne Ave. when just a few blocks away, shots rang out. I didn't know it at the time, but I had just been an ear witness to someone getting their brains blown out.
At Orleans and N. Rose St. a man riding a bicycle had been shot at point blank range in the head.
Not only was this a bit too close for comfort, it also shows the brazen boldness of the new breed of Baltimore criminal. To kill within sight and earshot of 25 police officials and a crime reporter indicates an individual for which killing is all too easy and routine. Neither one of the shootings was probably his first. And with no motive or suspects, they likely will not be his last.
Another Baltimore lone gunman continues to roam the earth in search of new targets and fresh victims.