Nine shot in Baltimore on Monday

Nine people were shot in Baltimore on Monday, including a quadruple shooting that killed one amid a drug dispute in Northwest Baltimore.

Officers were called at 9:30 a.m. to the area of Cottage and Park Heights avenues for a shooting involving multiple victims. Police also responded to nearby Ulman Avenue, after people fled from the initial scene, police said.

A 54-year-old man shot in the upper body was taken to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead, said police spokesman T.J. Smith.

Police did not release his name Monday afternoon.

A 24-year-old man, a 53-year-old man and a 38-year-old man were also shot, Smith said.

“Right now, all we know is a gunman came around the corner and began firing at the victims,” Smith said.

But Smith said the investigators believe the shooting is drug-related, involving drug dealers and drug users.

“One of the reasons we are able to say it’s drug-related early on is because we have some familiarity with the area, and with some of the people involved here,” he said.

Police did not make any arrests or have any suspects Monday morning.

Anyone with information is asked to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

Five others were shot and injured in other incidents on Monday.

Before 1 p.m. a 19-year-old man was shot in the back in the 2700 block of Jefferson Street in East Baltimore.

Around 3:30 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in the foot in the 4500 block of Pennington Avenue in the Curtis Bay neighborhood.

Around 7:30 p.m., an 18-year-old man who had been shot in the wrist earlier in the 900 block of North Monroe Street went to a hospital seeking treatment.

Around 8:45 p.m., officers were patrolling when they heard gunfire from the 1200 block of West North Avenue and found a 33-year-old victim who had been shot.

Around 9:30 p.m., a man was shot in the 2100 block of Aiken Street and took himself to a hospital to be treated for multiple gunshot wounds before police could arrive on scene.

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This story has been updated to reflect an additional victim identified by police.

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