By Scott Dance and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun
5:28 PM EDT, July 31, 2012
Baltimore police are investigating a homicide in West Baltimore that occurred early Monday, as well as a shooting Monday afternoon that left a man in critical condition.
Six people have been killed since Thursday, according to police, including a previously undisclosed death of a 67-year-old man in Northeast Baltimore who was found in his home Friday.
The most recent killing occurred around 4 a.m. Monday. Police responded to a 911 call for an assault in the 1800 block of West North Ave., in the Mondawmin neighborhood, and found an unidentified black male with an apparent severe head injury. A wrench was recovered near his body, a police spokesman said.
The man was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center and died at 5:57 a.m., police said. Detectives have identified possible suspects and were continuing to investigate.
A 28-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his left shoulder blade walked into Good Samaritan Hospital in Northeast Baltimore at 3:35 p.m. Monday. The man was in critical condition, police said.
On Friday, detectives were called to the 5900 block of Eurith Ave. in the Cedmont neighborhood near the Baltimore County line, for a report of a man found deceased inside of a residence.
Police said a family member had visited the home after being unable to make contact with the victim, Herman Regis. The relative saw someone lying on the floor near the front door, and called 911 from a neighbor's home. Firefighters made entry to the home and found Regis' body.
It was not immediately clear how long Regis had been dead, but neighbors said he hadn't been seen for days. Police did not immediately disclose the cause of death or say whether there are any leads in the investigation.
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