12 shot, five dead, in single day of shootings in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) - Authorities say 12 people have been shot, five of them fatally, in eight separate weekend shootings in Baltimore.

The first of Saturday’s shootings was reported at about 2:30 a.m. in the northeastern part of Baltimore and involved three female victims, one of whom died.

Four men died in separate shootings spread throughout the city over a period of several hours.

The city recorded 348 homicides last year, its fifth consecutive year with more than 300 murders and the most violent year ever on a per capita basis.

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