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A suspect has been charged in two of the three shootings that hit Salisbury this week.

The police say that they have taken 27-year old Jermel Moss into custody for allegedly shooting a 28 year old man near Middleneck Drive on February 28th.

He has also been charged in the shooting of Troy Smiley around 11:30 p.m. – an hour and a half earlier.

The shooting at 1 p.m. occurred when the victim’s car was flagged down by the suspect.

WBOC reports that police say when the victim stopped the car the suspect asked for a ride.

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Another night, another shooting in Salisbury.

WBOC reports that police were on the scene last night at around 11 p.m. in the area of the West Road Apartment complex on East Road.

The victim was identified as Troy Smiley and was ultimately taken to Baltimore’s Shock Trauma for life-threatening injuries.

The television station says that Smiley was shot in the face.

There are no suspects in the case.

Units from the Maryland State Police, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office and the Salisbury Fire Department responded to the shooting.

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More than 100 firearms have been seized by the Dover Police Department this year.

Chief Paul Bernat told WBOC that some of this was due to initiatives taken by the department and that more guns were being used in committing crimes.

He said that he believed drug dealers are arming themselves for protection.

Bernat added that most gun violence is related to the drug trade.

So far this year there have been more than 35 people who have been shot in the city.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A Maryland official says a federal security officer charged with killing three people, including his estranged wife, voluntarily surrendered seven guns after a March court order and officials didn't suspect he was withholding a weapon used in the shootings.

The Prince George's County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday that Eulalio Tordil of Adelphi turned in seven guns that were consistent with a general list of five that Tordil's wife provided in seeking a protective order against him.

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There was an 11 percent increase in violent crime in Dover last year.

During a presentation to the City Council Police Chief Paul Bernat said that shootings were up by 53 percent.

WBOC reports that is a jump from 17 in 2014 to 26 last year.

The chief also reported that shots fired complaints were up by 70 reports in 2015 totaling 189.

But the television station reports that when it comes to robberies the chief said that in 2015 there were 261 less than in 2014.

The chief said there also were 81 burglaries.

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Delaware lawmakers have approved $2 million to boost law enforcement efforts in Wilmington and Dover.

But with an ongoing record of shootings in Wilmington they also said they were willing to take away the city’s unilateral police powers.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that such a move would require an amendment to the city’s charter which can be done by the state legislature.

The paper reports that the move by legislators reveals a great distrust between city officials and lawmakers.

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Mayor Jim Ireton held a community meeting less than 24 hours after another shooting in Salisbury – the third in eleven days.

The Mayor called the meeting after the shooting deaths of 17 year old Rakim Russell and 21 year old Dommier Deshields in early August.

But by August 12th 24-year old Shawn Woodford was shot in the back.

WBOC reports that the meeting was joined by Maryland Attorney General.

Ireton said that stopping violence is a community effort that must begin with children.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore police and civic leaders have kicked off a 60-day partnership with five federal agencies to embed their special agents with that city's homicide detectives to counter a spike in homicides, and other violent crime.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was joined by State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, Acting Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, and U.S. representatives Barbara Mikulski, among others, to launch the Baltimore Federal Homicide Task Force.

BALTIMORE (AP) - On the heels of the most deadly month in 43 years, Baltimore saw 11 people shot, two of them fatally, in the first two days of August, including an incident in which seven people were shot.

That incident occurred Sunday in northwest Baltimore.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Police say seven people, including three teens, were shot in Baltimore overnight.

Officers were called to North Glover Street after 10 p.m. Wednesday and police say they found the three teenagers with gunshot wounds. Police say a 13-year-old boy was shot in the chest, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the chest and shoulder and a 16-year-old girl was shot in the leg.

Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis says their injuries don't appear to be life-threatening, but he calls the shooting "unacceptable." He says police have received tips from the community.

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There was a shooting at a party in Harrington that sent six victims to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The incident occurred around 1 a.m. Sunday when a number of people were hit by gunshots.

Police say they are still investigating.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore city police said dozens of people have been shot and at least eight have been killed in a series of separate weekend shootings.

WBAL-TV reports a man and woman were shot in a car around 12:30 a.m. Monday. Both were taken to the hospital where the man died. Officers responded to another report of a shooting on around 1:43 a.m. Monday. A man died at the hospital. Another man was fatally shot Sunday afternoon. None of those shooting victims have been identified.

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - New Castle County police are seeking the public's help in investigations of three fatal shootings, including one at a local community center earlier this week.

County executive Tom Gordon and Attorney General Matt Denn planned to join police officials at a news conference Friday to discuss the shootings.

Police have not yet identified a suspect in Monday's shooting of 30-year-old Jamar Kilgoe inside a basement recording studio at the Rose Hill Community Center.

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In efforts to deal with the rising gun violence in Wilmington Delaware will be hiring two consulting firms to find a solution to reduce the number of shootings in the state’s largest city.

Delaware will spend $200-thousand to contract with Vigilant Resources International based in New York and the non-profit Police Foundation to work with the Wilmington Public Safety Strategies Commission.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that gun violence has gone up in the city with the New Year with police reporting 19 shootings so far including one last night.

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Dover police have a new Street Crimes Unit after three people were shot during the first weekend of this month.

It will be staffed by four officers and a sergeant and is part of zero-tolerance approach to law enforcement.

But, Lt. Jason Pires told the Wilmington News Journal that it’s clear that the department needs more police officers.

Sgt. Chad Bernat, who heads the unit, says it will focus on getting drugs and illegal weapons off the streets.

But it will also make arrests for minor violations like public consumption of alcohol.

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Dover residents as well as city and state officials gathered in the parking lot behind Father’s Kingdom Church to call for an end to the recent violence that has struck the city.

Last night’s vigil took place within a hundred yards of two of three shootings that have occurred in the state capital since Sunday.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that two people were killed and two others injured in three separate incidents that took place within a mile of each other.

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Police in Dover are investigating after a man was fatally shot on South Kirkwood Street.

Police say it happened around 4:15 p.m. on Sunday. Police say they're looking for a red Jeep with Pennsylvania tags in connection with the crime. Police say the suspect vehicle was fleeing the scene. They're asking anyone who sees the vehicle to call them.

Police did not release any additional information about the crime.

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Mayor Dennis Williams says he’s ready to make major changes in the leadership of Wilmington’s police department as the city faces a record number of shootings.

His comments came just as the city saw two more murders in recent days.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that some City Council members said they believed he might just dismiss his handpicked chief Christine Dunning.