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Baltimore police are working to find the gunman behind a fatal shooting Sunday in Southeast Baltimore.

The victim is 30-year-old Dante Barksdale. Police said he was shot in the head on the 200 block of Douglas Court around 11 a.m..

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Barksdale was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital where he died.

“My heart is broken with the loss of my friend Dante Barksdale, a beloved leader in our community who committed his life to saving lives in Baltimore,” said Mayor Brandon Scott in a statement. “He was the heart and soul of Safe Streets, where he worked for 9 years. His death is a major loss to Safe Streets, the communities they serve, and the entire City of Baltimore. I send my deepest condolences and prayers to Dante’s family in this tragic time.”

Anyone with information regarding this murder is asked to call detectives at (410) 396-2100. If anyone wishes to remain anonymous can call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7lockup.

Source: CBS Baltimore

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