Two killed, one injured in overnight Baltimore shootings

Two men were killed, one injured in overnight shootings, Baltimore police say.

Two men are dead and a third is injured after separate shootings overnight, Baltimore police said Thursday morning.

Officers were called at about 5 a.m. to the 1500 block of Lakeside Avenue in Northeast Baltimore, where a Chevy was blocking traffic. Inside the vehicle, the officers found a 34 year-old man with a gunshot wound to the head.

Police have not yet publicly identified the victim.

A 30-year-old man was killed in another shooting at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in Barclay in East Baltimore, police said. Officers were called to the 300 block of East 22nd Street for a report of discharging. They found Anthony Hunter, of the 3600 block of Dudley Avenue.

Hunter was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Hunter was pending trial on charges that he sold cocaine to undercover police officers in September. That indictment was brought last fall, just months after Hunter pleaded guilty to being a member of the Black Guerrilla Family. In that case, he was one of 48 alleged gang members charged by police and prosecutors in 2013.

He received a seven-year suspended sentence in June, one of a slew of cases from the 2013 indictment that did not lead to a significant punishment. Of the 48 defendants, only three received a sentence of more than five years.

Baltimore police are also investigating a non-fatal shooting at about 12:20 a.m. Thursday. A 21 year-old male been shot in the leg and walked into an area hospital, police said.

Police determined the shooting occurred in the 1200 block of East North Avenue. The victim heard several gunshots and then felt a stinging in his leg, realizing he had been shot, police said.

Anyone with information on the incidents may call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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Sun reporter Justin Fenton contributed to this article

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