Baltimore police identified the victims of a Thursday night shooting in East Baltimore as two men from Northwest Baltimore, both of whom are expected to be added to a growing homicide tally four days into the new year.
Police said the victims were Daries Williams, 27, and Nathanial Adams, 29, both of the 2500 block of Druid Park Drive in the Park Circle neighborhood. The men were both shot in the head around 9:15 p.m. in the 1800 block of North Patterson Park Ave., in the Broadway East neighborhood.
Williams was pronounced dead Thursday after being taken to a local hospital; Adams remained on life support Saturday so his organs can be donated, but police are considering him a homicide victim, spokeswoman Sgt. Sarah Connolly said.
City homicide detectives are investigating six cases from a spate of violence in the first three days of the new year.
An unidentified man shot Friday in the 1700 block of Ashburton St. in West Baltimore's Coppin Heights neighborhood died that evening, police said Saturday.
Frank Turner, 48, and his son, Anthony Turner, 21, were the first homicide victims of 2014 when they were gunned down New Year's Day in Southwest Baltimore. A man died after being found shot in a vehicle in Northeast Baltimore's Belair-Edison neighborhood Thursday.