Their faces were well known in the Mount Vernon neighborhood, now more so for the most tragic of reasons; plastered on a Crime Stoppers poster taped to the side of a street vendor's cart, a plea for help to solve a random and violent attack.
"It is disturbing. On the other hand it is extremely rare. Again I use the analogy of lightning. It is very disturbing, you can't control it."
Which makes making sense of it even more difficult.
Paul Warren is the Vice President of the Mount Vernon - Belvedere Neighborhood Association but also best friends with victim and community pillar Larry Peterson.
Peterson he says is literally fighting to stay alive right now, not knowing the friend he was with on his stoop that night, Alex Ulrich already lost his.
Both men were shot by a gunman and a woman early Friday morning; as far as police can tell there was no reason, no description and some but few leads.
"Community intelligence is key to how we will break this open but kind of showing our cards at this point, I think would be disingenuous to the case. It was a male and a female. What their relationship is I don't even want to speculate and there is no clue on motive right now," said Baltimore Police Spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi.
It is why police and community leaders handed out flyers this week, hoping for a break while a community tries to heal...including a memorial and prayer vigil scheduled for Tuesday night near the Washington Monument.
"There's a lot of need for this, naturally we need to come together, pull together in a time like this and with a community that is as well connected, every time we touch each other it's healing. It will be a healing time for all of us," said Warren.
Tonight, remembering the life of one while praying for the life of another.
If you know anything that could help track down who shot Ulrich and Peterson, Baltimore Police homicide detectives would like to hear from you at 410.369.2100.
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