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Wave of Baltimore shootings, killings continues

10 people were shot in Baltimore on Sunday continuing a deadly trend since the riots.

The increase in violence that has followed the death of Freddie Gray continued through the weekend, with four homicides reported since Saturday, according to Baltimore police.

Ten people were reported shot on Sunday alone, including three who were shot to death within a span of 39 minutes. The violence comes as the city prepares for the Preakness on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.

Ten people were also shot Thursday.

At least 87 people have been killed in Baltimore this year, 22 more than at this time last year. Nonfatal shootings are up nearly 50 percent across the city.

The most recent homicide came Monday afternoon. Police said a man was shot in the head in the 3400 block of Clifton Ave. in Southwest Baltimore.

On Sunday, officers responding to a shooting in the 5400 block of Crismer Ave. in the Woodmere neighborhood of Northwest Baltimore at 10:21 p.m. found a man shot in the lower back. He died at an area hospital from his injuries, police said.

Nine minutes later, police investigated the discharging of a gun in the 1300 block of N. Carey St. in Sandtown-Winchester in West Baltimore, the neighborhood where Gray was arrested April 12. Officers found a man shot several times. He died shortly after they arrived.

At 11 p.m., officers returned to the Woodmere neighborhood for another shooting, police said. They found a man shot several times, just one block from the homicide at 10:21 p.m. The man died at an area hospital, police said.

Police said they have no suspects in the homicides. They asked witnesses to call 410-396-2100 with information.

The incidents reported on Saturday included:

•1 a.m., 1600 block of Pennsylvania Ave., a 17-year-old shot in the shoulder and leg.

•10 p.m., 400 block of Poplar Grove, a 17-year-old shot in the neck.

On Sunday, the 10 shootings and homicides included:

•12:46 a.m., 4100 block of Rockfield Ave., a man shot dead.

•1:30 a.m., 2100 block of Herbert St., a 32-year-old man shot.

•2:23 a.m., 4000 block of E. Northern Parkway, a 33-year-old man shot in the arm.

• 4:03 a.m., a 23-year-old man walked into a hospital after being shot in the legs. He told detectives he was shot by an unknown assailant, and detectives continue to investigate where the shooting took place.

•5 p.m., 2800 block of Edmondson Ave., a 37-year-old old man was found shot in Baltimore County but told detectives he had been shot in West Baltimore.

• 6:07 p.m., 800 block of N. Franklintown Road, a 20-year-old was shot in the arm.

•10:21 p.m., 5400 block of Crismer Ave., a man was shot to death.

• 10:30 p.m., 1300 block of N. Carey St., a man was fatally shot.

•10:47 p.m., 4900 block of Beaufort Ave., a 23-year-old man was shot in the torso and legs.

•11 p.m., 5400 block of Fairlawn Ave., a man was shot dead.

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