A triple shooting at a Southeast bar punctuated the city's increased violence last week. There were a total of nine nonfatal shootings reported, and a fight in Fells Point that escalated into a panicked hit-and-run that left a woman hospitalized with skull fractures and was caught on video. Last year by this date there had been 26 murders.
Monday, Feb. 1
9:46 p.m. Gerald Williams, a 20-year-old African-American man, was surrounded by several men on the 1500 block of Pentridge Avenue, near the Morgan State University campus. One of the men stabbed Williams in the groin. He died at Johns Hopkins Hospital shortly after that.