Two men were killed and a man and woman were injured in four separate incidents of gunfire in the city overnight, according to Baltimore Police.
The string of unrelated shootings began at 11:02 p.m., when officers responded to the 6400 block of Harford Road and found a man on the ground suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Taken to a hospital, he was pronounced dead a half hour later, police said.
At 1:34 a.m., officers reported to the 6500 block of Holabird Avenue in Broening Manor, where police found a woman with a bullet wound to her thigh.
Detectives believe the victim was sitting at a picnic table on the block when an older model red pick-up with two men stopped at the traffic light. The victim told police she heard two loud "pops" and learned she had been shot. The truck then drove off on Dundalk Avenue, police said.
The victim, who has been released from an area hospital, told police she was with her boyfriend at the time, said Detective Angela Carter-Watson, a police spokeswoman.
"She didn't see a weapon, but they heard a pop, pop ... and she realized she was hit," Carter-Watson said.
At 3:48 a.m., police responded to gunshots reported to the Washington Village/Pigtown neighborhood, where they found a man shot in the back. According to a preliminary investigation, an unknown man in a car approached the victim in the 1200 block of West Ostend Street and shot him before driving off.
Police said the victim is in stable condition.
Minutes later, police responded to the 1600 block of Hartsdale Road about 4:01 a.m. Friday and found a man fatally wounded by gunfire. Homicide detectives are investigating. The location is along Chinquapin Park, across Perring Parkway and west of the university campus.
The fatalities were the city's first homicides since July 26. Baltimore's murder count in 2013 stands at 138, 16 more than this time in 2012.