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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.

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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.

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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.