Baltimore police: Two people killed, seven injured — including 15-year-old — in weekend violence

Nine people have been shot, two fatally, in separate incidents in Baltimore since Friday evening, according to Baltimore Police.

At about 9 p.m. Saturday, police said, officers were called to the 700 block of N. Collington Ave. in Baltimore’s Middle East neighborhood, where they found a 30-year-old man who died of gunshot wounds after being taken to a hospital. Police identified him on Monday as Gilbert Bates Jr., a resident of the block where he was shot.

About a half hour later, another man died after being shot not far away, at the intersection of Caroline and Preston streets in the Oliver neighborhood, police said. The man, identified by police on Monday as 38 year-old Demicko Baldwin of the 800 block of Arnold Court, died after being taken to a hospital.

On Sunday morning, at about 11:15, officers responded to the intersection of Patterson Park Avenue and McElderry Street in the McElderry Park neighborhood, where they found a 15-year-old boy who had been shot. He was taken to a hospital, police said.

At around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, a 23-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to the leg in the 3500 block of W. Franklin St. in Allendale. Police said the man told investigators he was in the 2500 block of W. Franklin St. when he was shot. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Five people were shot in Baltimore in four separate incidents from Friday evening into Saturday morning, according to police.

In one incident, a teenager was shot. In another, two women were wounded. In a third, police determined a man shot himself.

In the double shooting, officers were called to the 1600 block of Hazel St. in the Curtis Bay neighborhood of South Baltimore at about 1:45 a.m. Saturday and found a 32-year-old woman shot in the arm and a 22-year-old woman shot in the back, police said.

Both women were taken to local hospitals for treatment, police said. Police said they believe the women were “involved in an argument” before the shooting occurred.

The other three victims were all shot Friday.

The gunfire began at about 5:10 p.m., when a patrol officer heard gunshots in the 2200 block of Harford Road, in the East Baltimore Midway neighborhood.

Shortly after, an 18-year-old man arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, police said.

At about 8:15 p.m., officers were called to a local hospital for a 57-year-old man who had arrived with a gunshot wound to the leg.

Police believe the man shot himself in the 300 block of Herring Court, in the Perkins Homes neighborhood in Southeast Baltimore.

Police did not say whether the shooting was accidental or intentional.

“The investigation remains on going,” a police spokesman said in an email. “We will work with the State’s Attorneys Office during the investigation to determine if criminal charges will be filed.”

At about 9:10 p.m., officers responded to a reported shooting near the intersection of Luzerne Avenue and Biddle Street, in the Biddle Street neighborhood in East Baltimore, and found a 21-year-old man shot in the chest. The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The shootings add to an already violent April, when the number of shootings and homicides has jumped compared to earlier in the year.

Police have said a war between two feuding groups on the west side, as well as cycles of retaliation, has contributed to the violence.

Police did not say whether any of the shootings this weekend were related.

Anyone with information about the homicides is asked to call detectives at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCK-UP — or 410-396-2221 for any of the nonfatal shootings.

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