The Baltimore Sun reports that:
Mother and her 7-year-old son were found shot to death Thursday in their Southwest Baltimore home — the latest victims in the city's deadliest month in nearly two decades.There is no end in sight to the violence in Baltimore. Someone knows who killed Jennifer Jeffrey-Browne and her 7-year-old son. Someone in that neighborhood probably saw the killer enter the house and/or leave the house.
Shaken family members identified the victims as Jennifer Jeffrey-Browne, 31, and Kester "Tony" Browne. The two lived on a quiet block of rowhouses in the city's Uplands neighborhood, which was roped off with crime-scene tape for much of the day as detectives investigated.
"I cannot think of who would want her dead," said Danielle Wilder, Jeffrey-Browne's sister.
"You gotta be really evil," said Wilder's husband, Seamea Cammue. "You gotta have no soul."
Police and city leaders, meanwhile, denounced the killings as the latest acts of violence in a month that has seen more homicides — 38 — than any since 1996.
The deaths of Jeffrey-Browne and her son brought the number of killings in the city this year to 111, well ahead of last year's pace. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called it an "unspeakable tragedy."
Will any of the witnesses have the courage to step forward? Will the community and the police protect the witnesses from retaliation? Baltimore, you marched for Freddie Gray. Will you march for Jennifer and Tony and the countless other victims of violence? Will you demand justice for them? This senseless violence will continue as long as we tolerate it by our silence.