Baltimore Police Investigating Fatal Fire

The discovery by firefighters of two dead men in the burned-out basement of a Mount Vernon eatery quickly turned into a murder investigation, as a weekend without any shootings in Baltimore gave way to a bloody Monday, reports The Baltimore Sun.

Police were also investigating four shootings Monday that injured four and killed at least one. There hadn’t been a shooting in Baltimore since late Wednesday night, a striking calm during a summer of violence that has galvanized city officials and neighborhood activists.

Meanwhile, police were asking for the public’s help in locating a murder suspect they dubbed the city’s new “public enemy number one.” Authorities said Capone Chase, 19, is wanted for executing a man this month in a secluded Greektown playground, just three days after pleading guilty in a robbery case and receiving a suspended sentence.

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