A 26-year-old man was shot Thursday night in northeast Baltimore after a candlelight vigil for a homicide victim, police said.
Police responded at 8 p.m. to the 5400 block of Moores Run Drive, Cedonia, and found the man with multiple gunshot wounds to his body. The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
The vigil was for 21-year-old Damien Best who was gunned down Monday outside his home on the city's northeast side. Best was a graduate of Reginald F. Lewis High School and worked as a bank teller.
City Councilman Brandon M. Scott said a shooting at a candlelight vigil "speaks to a lack of humility and humanity. It shakes the fabric of the community."Denise Best — aunt of Damien Best, 21, killed here Monday — says kids were outside at vigil when gunshots were fired pic.twitter.com/WXoZMJF4Ar— Colin Campbell (@cmcampbell6) October 30, 2015
Denise Best, aunt of Damien Best, said children were attending the vigil. She said she didn't know the man who got hurt.The shells of civilization can still be found in present-day Baltimore, a 65 percent black dystopia where vigils for murdered blacks are venues of further death and violence. Just as one can hear the roar of the ocean if they pick up a sea-shell on the shore, one can still sense a vitality possible in 2015 Baltimore when viewing the buildings and infrastructure white people long ago built and blacks inherited (courtesy of their criminality and violence, driving the former, founding population away).
But that vitality is possible only if the current majority population was replaced with the one responsible with the building of Baltimore...