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Baltimore Weekend Cease-Fire Marred by 2 Killings

Baltimore has seen more murders than New York City this year

Two fatal shootings on Saturday put an end to a weekend cease-fire in Baltimore, NBC News reported.

Police said a 24-year-old man and a 37-year-old man were shot and killed in separate incidents. Activists called for a 72-hour cease-fire — a call the city's police department and mayor embraced.

Police spokesman T.J. Smith said that the killings should not take away from the goals of organizers.

"The work doesn’t stop," he said.

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