Dante Barksdale, an anti-gun violence activist who worked as the director of Baltimore’s Safe Streets program, is dead after being shot in the head.
According to a Monday report from the New York Post, Barksdale was visiting a local public housing project when an as-yet unidentified gunman opened fire and struck him in the head.
Barksdale, who worked as the director for the city’s Safe Streets campaign for more than a decade, was rushed to nearby Johns Hopkins Hospital early Sunday morning, where officials pronounced him dead.
A few weeks earlier, Barksdale completed a project where he had delivered winter coats to families at the very same housing project where he lost his life.
A police spokesperson told the NY Post, “The investigation is ongoing and we have no further updates to provide at this time.”