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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City Police are looking to hire 300 officers by the end of summer in hopes of fighting crime.

Rochelle Ritchie sat down with a lieutenant to see the impact the extra officers could have on the city.

The year got off to a deadly start on New Year’s Day after a father and son were shot execution style on Edmondson Avenue.

“One of the victims was shot in the head; the other was shot multiple times,” said Detective Jeremy Silbert.

Now the death toll has reached 17 homicides in just 20 days. The new numbers are alarming enough that the Baltimore City Police Department is looking to recruit 300 new officers.

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“We hear in community after community they want to see officers out in their community and they want to work with us, and part of fulfilling that mission is to…

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