Baltimore edges toward 300 homicides as 3 men killed overnight

Three men were killed overnight in Baltimore, bringing the year's homicide count closer to 300 for a second consecutive year.

A 26-year-old man was shot in Coldstream Homestead Montebello by an unidentified gunman at about 1:21 a.m. Saturday, police said. The man then walked into the street, where he was struck by a vehicle whose driver fled the scene.

An officer in the 2700 block of Harford Road heard several gunshots south of him, police said. Officers found the gunshot victim unresponsive. He was transported to an area hospital, where he died.

Earlier, officers found a man in the 1100 block of Curtain Avenue in East Baltimore Midway at about 11:58 a.m. Friday. He had been shot in the head, police said, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police did not release the name of either man.

Keith Ramsey of Better Waverly was shot in the 2600 block of Greenmount Avenue at about 9:45 p.m. Friday, police said. Ramsey, 32, was transported to an area hospital, where he died.

Detectives asked anyone with information to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.

The deaths brought Baltimore's homicide count to 299 for 2016. The city suffered 344 killings in 2015 — the first year the count reached 300 since 1999.

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