Police say they found a woman and a boy around 8 years old shot to death in southwest Baltimore.

They say the 31-year-old woman and the young boy were shot in the head Thursday, becoming Baltimore's 37th and 38th homicide victims so far this month. With one weekend left to go, Baltimore is already suffering its deadliest month in 15 years.

Officers say they responded to a report of a shooting on Upmanor Road Thursday morning and found both victims, who were pronounced dead at the scene. Homicide detectives are investigating.

Baltimore has suffered a surge in gun violence and a sharp drop in arrests since the death of Freddie Gray from injuries he suffered in police custody unleashed protests and prompted closer scrutiny of police practices.