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After 10 shot in one day, Baltimore residents and leaders decry increasingly brazen gun violence: ‘It’s like a norm now’

A narrow East street of marble stoops and boarded up rowhomes, known for drug dealing, is among the latest scenes punctuating the city’s unrelenting gun violence.

Police say a gunman opened fire in the 700 block of Rose Street at midday Tuesday, spraying more than 60 bullets onto the street with a rifle, killing 25-year-old Chrone Cummings and injuring three other people.

Just hours later, across the city, five more people were shot on leafy Boarman Avenue, near Reisterstown Road, where many homes have wide, sometimes sagging, front porches.

Both streets, residents say, have long been scenes of drug dealing and shootings, and they question why city leaders have not done more to prevent violence there. The mass shootings that occurred Tuesday are part of an increasingly common trend in Baltimore where trigger-pullers are injuring and killing more victims in a single incident.

“It’s like a norm now,” said

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