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2 people shot in Baltimore as violence continues

Sunday - 6/30/2013, 4:08pm  ET

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore police are investigating two recent shootings.

Police say two people were shot on Saturday. Neither of the shootings was fatal.

Shortly after 8:30 p.m. Saturday, police say a man was shot in the back while standing on Edison Highway in northeast Baltimore. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital.

Earlier Saturday afternoon, a man was shot in the leg in west Baltimore.

Police have stepped up their presence on the streets in response to a surge in violence that included 11 fatal shootings in the span of a week. Commissioner Anthony Batts has said nearly three times the usual number of officers would be on the streets this weekend.

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