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Police: 11 shot, five killed, since late Friday in Baltimore

The Baltimore Sun
Violence surged to open the Memorial Day weekend in Baltimore.

Violence surged to open the Memorial Day weekend in Baltimore, with 11 people shot, five fatally, in multiple incidents, according to police reports.

A man was shot in the torso just after 11 p.m. Friday on Benkert Avenue in the St. Josephs neighborhood of southwest Baltimore. He later died at an area hospital.

Around 11:51 p.m., three people were shot, one fatally, in the 1900 block of Wilhelm Street in Carrollton Ridge, police said. One man was fatally shot in the head, a second man was suffering from a gunshot wound to his neck and, as officers were securing the scene, police say a third man was found shot at the corner of Pratt and Payson Street. The third victim was suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

Then, on Saturday morning in the 1800 block of Edmondson Avenue in Harlem Park, in West Baltimore, a man was found around 5:40 a.m. suffering from gunshot wounds to his leg and thigh. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment, police said.

While officers were at the hospital with that victim, said two additional victims walked in seeking treatment for gunshot wounds. One man suffered from a gunshot wound to the thigh and the other had been shot in the ankle.

Another incident was reported around 9:06 a.m. in the 100 block of S. Augusta Avenue, in the southwest part of the city in Irvington. Police said they were called to a report of a man laying in the alley. The victim, whose age was unknown by police, had been fatally shot.

Then, on Saturday afternoon, two additional people were killed and another injured in separate shootings

Police said that at about 1:33 pm, officers responded to the intersection of Hollins and Payson Street and found a woman suffering from a gunshot wound to her waist. She was transported to a hospital, where she died.

At about 2:17 p.m., officers responded to the 2800 block of St Lo Drive for a report of a shooting and fpund an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest. He also died at an area hospital.

And at 2:53 pm, officers responded to the 3200 block of E Northern Parkway for a report of a shooting and found a man with a gunshot wound to his leg. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

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