A 52-year-old man was beaten to death by a group of people in West Baltimore on Monday night, one of two killings and four non-fatal shootings police were investigating Tuesday.
The attack took place in Reservoir Hill, where four other people have been killed since late May. A shooting took place early Tuesday along the community's border with the Penn North neighborhood.
Officers responding to a call for an assault in progress in the 800 block of Lennox St. about 7:30 p.m. Monday found Donald Robinson with serious injuries. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:06 p.m., police said.
Detective Jeremy Silbert, a police spokesman, said detectives were pulling surveillance camera footage and interviewing witnesses but did not know a motive for the attack, including whether Robinson was chosen at random or targeted.
Six hours later, just before 2 a.m., officers were called to the 2400 block of McCulloh St., along the eastern edge of the Penn North neighborhood of West Baltimore. they found a man lying in the doorway of a home with gunshot wounds to his legs and hip.
The killing of Robinson and the shooting of the man on McCulloh Street followed the killing of Brandon Davis, 27, who was shot in the arm and died in the 1100 block of Whitelock St. on Sunday in Reservoir Hill. That case remains unsolved.
Officers were also investigating other violence across the city. About 2:30 a.m., police received a call for shots fired and found an unresponsive male with gunshot wounds in the 2500 block of Edgecombe Circle in the Parklane neighborhood. The victim was not identified pending notification of his relatives.
Just before 4 a.m., officers found a 49-year-old man who had been shot in the chest in the 200 block of Harmison St. in the Carrollton Ridge neighborhood of South Baltimore. He was expected to survive.
A 27-year-old man walked into a local hospital at about 11 p.m. Monday night with a gunshot wound in the thigh, police said. Detectives determined he had been shot in the 1900 block of W. Lafayette Ave.
Sun reporters Kevin Rector and Justin George contributed to this articleCopyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun