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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Baltimore -- The Carnage Continues

Baltimore celebrated Christmas with two more murders, bringing the city's homicide total to 288 this year. And the carnage continued on the city's buses.

In the fourth violent incident on a Maryland Transit Administration vehicle in as many weeks, a 14-year-old boy who was out after curfew was shot and wounded on a bus in West Baltimore early Wednesday.

The latest attack -- the first involving a gun -- comes amid growing public concern about safety on the region's public transit systems....

On Dec. 4, a 26-year-old woman was severely injured in a daytime attack in Hampden, beaten and kicked by a group of middle-school students on the No. 27 bus. Nine juveniles were arrested.

The next week, two passengers on a No. 64 bus in Brooklyn were attacked by a group of five men. On Dec. 18 two juveniles were arrested after a girl was stabbed in the arm on a No. 51 bus near Mondawmin Mall.

Read the whole thing here.

First fists and feet, then knives, now guns.... What's next?