- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) - With Baltimore’s 211th homicide on Wednesday, the city has matched the number of killings committed all of last year.

Police say the 211th killing was reported Wednesday morning. The Baltimore Sun reports (https://bsun.md/1KwxiLn) that officers found a man dead in a vacant house in the Penn North neighborhood, the site of rioting and looting in April.

Authorities say the man had been shot at least once.

Killings began to spike dramatically in May, with 42 in a single month. There was a brief dip in June, with 29, then another rise in July. The uptick came after rioting in the spring over the death of Freddie Gray, the black man critically injured in police custody.

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