A second man who was shot Monday night in Southwest Baltimore has died from his injuries, police said as they released the names of both victims Wednesday.

Steven Fields, 19, of the 700 block of Mt. Holly St., died Tuesday night at University Hospital, police said. Fields and John Edwards, 17, of the 3900 block of Edmondson Ave., were both shot in the head Monday at about 9:30 p.m. in the 3500 block of W. Mulberry St., police said.

Edwards, the third juvenile homicide victim this year in Baltimore, died that night about an hour later.

Several law enforcement sources said that though Fields was an adult, he was on GPS monitoring for a juvenile offense at the time of the killing. The terms of his commitment were unclear, however, including whether he was supposed to remain at his home. Jay Cleary, a spokesman with the Department of Juvenile Services, said he was prohibited from commenting by state confidentiality laws on juvenile offenses.

The victims were found near the Mary E. Rodman Elementary School. Police did not disclose a motive or suspects. Anyone with information was asked to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

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