Office of the State's Attorney for Baltimore City

Dozens of children wandered around a Park Heights parking lot Tuesday afternoon, their faces painted, carrying colorful balloon animals and snowballs in plastic foam cups.

In February, two men had been fatally shot nearby in separate incidents, adding to the more than 200 homicides Baltimore has endured this year. So the National Night Out event on Tuesday afternoon, one of many across the city and state and part of a nationwide movement, seemed even more relevant this year. Read more