Man fatally shot in Pleasantview Gardens, Baltimore police say

A 40-year-old man was fatally shot early Friday morning in the Pleasantview Gardens neighborhood of Baltimore, according to Baltimore Police.

The man was found unresponsive about 5:50 a.m. in the 200 block of East Street, a residential block not far from Old Town Mall and about a half-mile from City Hall, police said.

The man, who was not immediately identified, was transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital and pronounced dead a short time later, police said.

Police had no witnesses, suspects or motive as of Friday morning, they said. Anyone with information is asked to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100, text a tip to 443-902-4824 or call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCK-UP.

Another man found shot on Thursday also died on Friday morning after his condition deteriorated at a local hospital, police said.

Ronald Rice, 29, was found shot in the torso about 9 p.m. Thursday in the 2100 block of Ashton Street in the Carrollton Ridge neighborhood of Southwest Baltimore. Police believed his injuries were not life-threatening, they said.

However, Rice's condition deteriorated after he was taken into surgery, and he died about 1:15 a.m. Friday, police said.

Police said they have an arrest warrant for a suspect in Rice's killing. They did not identify the suspect.

The two killings bring the total number of homicides in Baltimore in 2017 to 103.

Police on Friday also said a 19-year-old man suffered graze wounds in the butt and leg in a shooting in the 2100 block of Baker Street, in the Easterwood neighborhood of West Baltimore, about 10:07 p.m. Thursday. The man was treated at a local hospital and released.

Anyone with information in that shooting is asked to contact shooting detectives at 410-396-2221, text a tip or call Metro Crime Stoppers.

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