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Man fatally shot in Forest Park is Baltimore's 100th homicide of 2014

Two people were killed, and another man took his own life in a murder-suicide, over the Fourth of July weekend that also marked the city's 100th homicide of the year.

The city's 100th homicide victim was shot multiple times in the head in Baltimore's Forest Park neighborhood Friday evening, police said.

Matthew Drake, 34, was shot in the 3200 block of Chelsea Terrace in Forest Park. Drake was pronounced dead on the scene. Police had no suspects and did not offer a potential motive.

Last year, Baltimore marked 100 homicides on June 15, but the pace of killings this year has slowed. Anyone with information about a homicide is asked to call 410-396-2100.

A few hours later, shortly after midnight, another man was shot in the chest in southwest Baltimore and later died of his injuries — the 101st homicide. Tavone Dennis, who turned 28 on Wednesday, was shot in the chest in the 2500 block of Christian St. in the Millhill neighborhood. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Police also did not release information on any potential suspects or motive.

Police also responded to a couple of non-fatal shootings over the weekend.

A man walked into a Baltimore hospital with a gunshot wound around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, and police said they have not yet determined where the incident took place. A man was also shot in the arm Saturday afternoon in the 500 block of Hoffman Street.

cwells@baltsun.com

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