Maryland

The recent spike in violence in West Baltimore, including a triple murder Tuesday, has raised concerns not only among city officials, but residents as well.

Eugene, who wouldn’t give his last name, lives half a block from the murder scene - across the street from an elementary school. He called police plans to increase their presence in his neighborhood “a moment’s pleasure,” saying that the violence will return after police leave. The neighborhood is so dangerous, he says, that he has to walk his wife to the bus stop, across the street from his home.

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