‘No Shoot Zone’ activist shot in East Baltimore on Wednesday
BALTIMORE – New data from the city’s Open Baltimore website shows that 179 homicides were recorded in the first six months of this year, putting the city in the middle of one of the deadliest years in Baltimore’s history.
The Baltimore banner described the first six months of 2022 as the bloodiest in Baltimore history — and the shootings haven’t stopped.
The Baltimore Police Department reported that over the weekend alone there were 10 shootings and 5 deaths along with 17 confirmed robberies.
This morning, police responded to another shooting in Southeast Baltimore.
The shooting happened on Rose Street but police found the 46-year-old victim of the shooting on the corner of North Luzerne Street.
The victim of the shooting was Tiree Moorehead—A former gang member went on a years-long mission to stop gun violence in Baltimore.
He initially went to a local hospital to receive treatment for his injuries.
But later in the evening, Moorehead could be seen standing outside his home in the hospital, surrounded by police. He tore at least one of his bandages, had a gunshot wound to his neck.
Neighbors described Moorehead as dissident, sharing video footage of him swinging an ax and sharpening it on the sidewalk.
For years, Moorehead spread his message across the city by spraying “No Shooting Zones” on abandoned buildings, sidewalks, and other objects.
Some of his no-shoot messages are extremely detailed. Others are generic.
More than 200 of his anti-violence messages were scrawled across Baltimore.
They all mark where someone was shot dead in the hope that the message might prevent further violence.
“See, I go straight to the shooters. That’s my relationship. My relationship is with the shooters,” Moorehead told WJZ in 2019. “I could look him straight in the eye. them and say, ‘Homie, I shot, too.’ But, what I didn’t have was the me back then.”
Moorehead estimates that he shot about 20 people when he was 13 to 15 years old.
At the age of 15, he said he had a gunfight with the police. He served 11 years after admitting to the murder plot.
Back in May, past 60 bullets flew down Rose StreetOne person was killed and three others were injured. Moorhead was nearby when it happened.
“I literally heard every gunfire and when I got here it was still smoking,” he said.
A few months later, Moorehead was shot on that street.
Back in 2019, Moorhead was stabbed, but he survived as he continued to spray paint with the message “No Shooting Zone” throughout Baltimore.