Robbery is believed to be the motive in at least two of the eight shootings that occurred over the weekend in Baltimore, police said.
Sunday evening, a 46-year-old man was found shot in the torso and arm at North Payson and West Fayette streets. Police said the victim had been driving a scooter when a man fired several rounds in his direction. The police account says that robbery might have been the motive, though it does not elaborate.
The unidentified victim was listed in critical condition, police said. Anyone with information was asked to call Western District detectives at 410-396-2477.
That shooting occurred in the Penrose-West Fayette Outreach neighborhood in West Baltimore, where two men were also shot — one, who was killed, was identified as 43-year-old Sarawak Fultze — Saturday afternoon in the 2200 block of W. Saratoga St. That case remains unsolved and no motive was given. Anyone with information is asked to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.
Robbery is believed to be the motive in at least one other weekend shooting, police said. At 1:20 a.m. in the 6500 block of Eastern Ave., police said, a man was attempting to make a cash deposit at a bank when two masked men appeared. The robbers took the undisclosed amount of cash and shot the victim, police said.
The shooting occurred in a commercial area just east of the Bayview neighborhood. Anyone with information was asked to call Southeastern District detectives at 410-396-2422.
The other shootings police reported from the weekend:
•The 1900 block of Bloomingdale Road, about 11:30 p.m. Sunday. A 21-year-old was shot in the forearm after encountering a large group of males in West Baltimore's Rosemont neighborhood.
•The 3600 block of E. Lombard St., about 10 p.m. Saturday. Police said the victim, an adult, walked into an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg.
•The 400 block of N. Bradford St., about 12:05 a.m. Saturday. A 23-year-old man walked into an area hospital with a gunshot wound to his right ankle. The victim said he heard one gunshot but did not see where it came from.
•The 3900 block of Tivoly Ave., about 9:55 p.m. Friday. Police said a 25-year-old man walked into an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun