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Baltimore’s teen shooting surge strains mayor’s long-term approach to gun violence

April 3, 2023

Last fall, following an unusually violent summer for teenagers, Mayor Brandon Scott announced an initiative aimed at intervening in school conflicts before they erupt into gunfire. Five months later, teenage gun violence in Baltimore has surged, even as nonfatal shootings and homicides in the city have receded. Scott’s school violence intervention pilot has yet to get off the ground — and likely won’t be fully implemented until the fall. Even so, the scope of youth violence — with its sudden surge — is outpacing the city’s capacity to respond.

Article Source: The Baltimore Banner

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