Two men were shot to death in Baltimore on Wednesday, bringing the year's tally of homicides to 42 less than two months into 2017.
One man was fatally shot in West Baltimore on Wednesday afternoon and police spent hours searching for the suspects, who were believed to have been hiding in a home nearby. Ultimately, police did not find them.
Police found the 28-year-old victim shot multiple times in the 1800 block of West Saratoga Street around noon. He was taken to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died.
Police got tips that the suspects might have run into a home nearby. Police had the home surrounded around 3 p.m. Wednesday and it was considered a barricade situation.
Police took several people out of the home who said they hadn't seen the suspects. Hours later, the barricade concluded without the capture of the suspects.
Around 9:10 p.m., a man was shot inside of a home in the 2800 block of Kirk Avenue in the Coldstream Homestead Montebello neighborhood, then ran outside where he was found by police. He later died at a hospital. Police did not have further details.
Two other men were shot and wounded in separate incidents.
Around 8:10 p.m., a man was shot in the leg in the 2700 block of West Cold Spring Lane in the Park Heights area. Around 8:30 p.m., another man walked into a hospital in Baltimore County with a gunshot wound to his arm. Police believe he was shot in the 6600 block of Vincent Lane in the back of the Reisterstown Road shopping center.
Anyone with information on the homicide cases is asked to contact detectives at 410-396-2100, text a tip to 443-902-4824, or call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.