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Two killed in shootings within minutes of each other in Baltimore

Two homicides happened within minutes of each other in Baltimore Wednesday.

Two men were shot to death within 15 minutes of each other in separate incidents in Baltimore on Wednesday evening, police said.

Around 4:40 p.m., police found a 21-year-old man shot in the head in the 1700 block of N. Bentalou Street in the Coppin Heights neighborhood. He died shortly after being taken to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Police said the victim was driving northbound on Bentalou Street when two suspects – who were possibly driving a gray Infiniti with out of state tags – opened fire on the victim's car.

Around 4:55 p.m., police went to the 4700 block of Hampnett Avenue in the Lauraville neighborhood and found a man who was shot in the head and body. The victim was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he died.

Police had no motive for the killing.

In another shooting around 8 p.m., a man was shot in the forearm in the 700 block of Beaumont Avenue in the Winston Govans neighborhood after getting into an argument with someone. The 23-year-old victim is expected to survive.

Detectives are asking anyone with additional information on the cases to call 410-396-2100, text a tip to 443-902-4824, or call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

cwells@baltsun.com

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