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Two people killed in separate Baltimore incidents overnight Tuesday

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Two more people were killed Tuesday night in separate incidents in Baltimore, continuing a violent start to May.

The first killing was reported around 9:50 p.m., when police responded to the 2400 block of Wellbridge Dr. in the Hamilton Hills neighborhood of Northeast Baltimore. Police said Tuesday night that the man had been shot multiple times, and Wednesday said he suffered a gunshot wound to the face.

He was taken to a nearby hospital where he died from his injuries. He wasn't identified Wednesday morning pending notification of his next of kin.

At the scene, detectives were focused on a BMW situated in an apartment complex parking lot.

About 10 minutes after midnight, police said they were called to the 2100 block of Garrison Blvd., in the area of the Walbrook Junction shopping center in West Baltimore, and found a male who had been stabbed multiple times in the body. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:16 a.m.

The violence came on the heels of three killings on Saturday, and the murder on Monday of a nail salon worker who was an unintended target accidentally struck while giving a pedicure.

The number of homicides remains down 15 percent compared with the same time last year, as recent months have brought a relative to lull to the city's rate of homicides. After 27 people were slain in January, the next three months saw 29 murders total, including seven in February. It was the lowest total for a three-month stretch in the 43 years for which data is available.

Homicide detectives are investigating and anyone with information may call 410-396-2100.

Baltimore Sun reporters Colin Campbell and Sean Welsh contributed to this report.

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