Baltimore homicides jump to 16

A series of shootings and homicides has gripped Baltimore in the past two weeks, with more than 40 people shot ad 16 killed.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the most recent shootings occurred Sunday night, when a man was shot in the 700 block of Linnard St. in Edgewood. The victim survived the shooting.

In recent years, Baltimore experienced a decline in both gun violence and homicides, the Baltimore Sun reports. But in the first six months of 2013, there have been 117 homicides. This is the highest number of homicides in six years, the Sun reports.

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