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Doctor continues hunger strike in hopes of stopping Baltimore violence

Local doctor continues hunger strike in hopes of stopping violence in Baltimore

BALTIMORE, Md. (WBFF) -- For nearly a month, Dr. Kevin McCamant has been on a hunger strike in an effort to curb violence in Baltimore.

Most of his days have been spent in East Baltimore the past four weeks.

McCamant said he has lost about 30 pounds.

He was drawn to East Baltimore because of the death of a family friend. Ashley Long was gunned down in April.

McCamant has returned to the empty lot where the killing happened.

Friends are starting to worry because of the condition McCamant is in after nearly a month of not eating.

Clayton Guyton is a close friend. It's not McCamant's weight loss that concerns his friend Clayton but rather McCamant's mind.

The doctor planned to start eating at the beginning of Baltimore's CeaseFire on Friday.

On Thursday, McCamant's plan changed.

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