Multiple People Shot Dead After Start Of ‘Baltimore Ceasefire’
72 Hour Baltimore Ceasefire Lasts One Day, Which Is A Day Longer Than Expected
Baltimore, Maryland – An attempt by activists to have a murder-free weekend in Baltimore fell short when three people were shot and two killed in less than 72 hours since the plea was made for people to put down their guns.
The “Baltimore Ceasefire” or “Nobody kill anybody” campaign was an attempt to have a homicide-ridden city go 72 hours without a murder.
Activist Erricka Bridgeford has spearheaded the “Baltimore Ceasefire” and “Nobody kill anybody” weekend. It began on Friday and ends Sunday night. There was nobody killed Friday, which raised hopes that the city could go 72 hours without someone killing someone.
However, two men were shot and killed in separate incidents on Saturday and a third man was shot and survived, according to Fox News.
Bridgeford took to Facebook to remind people that the ceasefire had not ended.
“If you are going to run around here acting defeated, A. Part of me wants to give you this nub to your eye, and then, to hug you, and B. You are not ready for this revolution. It’s fine. But please sit down & quiet yourself. Stop panicking out loud. Find a corner & watch us keep GETTING THIS WORK,” said Bridgeford on Facebook. Bridgeford’s right arm ends at her elbow in a “nub.”
The Baltimore Sun reported the city had its 200th homicide on July 26, which the newspaper stated was a record pace. The city ended up with 204 homicides through July.
“This is to let the people in the community know that there’s hope,” Tyrone Boyette, a participant in the ceasefire’s events this week, told the Baltimore Sun. “We know it’s not going to stop the murders, but it’s a start.”
There were more than 30 community events expected to continue as scheduled despite the shooting deaths, Fox News reported.