Baltimore Safe Streets social worker killed in quadruple shooting

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A quadruple shooting in Baltimore on Wednesday left three people dead, including a Safe Streets worker.

DaShawn McGrier – who had been working with Safe Streets for a little more than a month as a violence interrupter at McElderry Park – lost his life, along with two others, during a shooting on E. Monument Street, the Baltimore Sun reported.

A spokesperson for the Living Classrooms Foundation, which oversees Safe Streets sites in the McElderry Park and Belair-Edison neighborhoods, described McGrier as a "passionate" man who looked out for his community.

"He was passionate about reducing violence in the community and wanted to be a positive part of that," said spokeswoman Meg Ward. "He was from the community. He wanted the best for his community."

"He knew that violence and trauma were present in the community, and he wanted to change that," Ward added of McGrier.

The shooting, according to the Baltimore Sun, took place in East Baltimore’s Milton Montford neighborhood and resulted in three fatalities, with another person being injured. Police responded around 7:25 p.m. to a ShotSpotter alert in the 2400 block of E. Monument Street where they found the four men who had been shot.

Authorities identified the other victims who died as Tyrone Allen, 28, of Montford Avenue, and Ha... (Read more)