COMMISSIONER: The level of violence we saw this weekend is unacceptable

COMMISSIONER: The level of violence we saw this weekend is unacceptable

BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- Baltimore's Police Commissioner spoke to reporters Monday at the scene of a double shooting that left a 65-year-old woman and a 22-year old man, dead.

The Commissioner said, "It's unacceptable. The level of violence we saw this weekend is unacceptable."

In all 13 people were shot from Friday until Sunday in Baltimore, 5 , including an elderly woman died.


Sixty-five year-old Pinky Louise Ruffin of the 3900 block of West Mulberry Street and 22 year-old Marques Lee Patterson were shot and killed just before 11:30 Saturday night.

Police say Patterson was seeking cover after shots were fired, he ran toward a home, he and Ruffin were both shot and taken to area hospitals where they died.

On scene Monday Commissioner De Sousa said, "It's unacceptable, that’s what happened. An elderly woman lost her life. A young man lost his life. We have an idea of what happened. We’re still working on the leads."

He followed up with a warning, "We know it's not random it's very direct we know the main players, the participants, the combatants. Let's just make it very clear, we’re gonna come. It’s going to be very constitutional, legally, according to the law, the boundaries of our framework, but we’re coming."

Police say the victims in this case are "connected" but would not elaborate.

So far no suspect or motive information has been released about any of the weekend's shootings.

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