Persons of interest

Baltimore police are seeking the public's help in identifying these two "persons of interest" in connection with a shooting early Sept. 16 in the 200 block of S. Pulaski Street that left Clarence Ross, 20, dead. (Photos courtesy of Baltimore Police Department / September 24, 2012)

Baltimore police are investigating five separate shootings, including two that were fatal, that have occurred since Sunday afternoon

Police are also asking for the public's help in identifying two "persons of interest" in a bar shooting earlier this month; the victim in that shooting died Saturday.

The two most recent fatal shootings occurred Sunday night in East Baltimore and Northeast Baltimore.

In the first, police responded about 8:55 p.m. to reports of shots fired and found 36-year-old Tony Reese in the basement of a home in the 2700 block of Mura St., near North Lakewood Avenue in the East Baltimore neighborhood of Berea, police said.

Reese, who had been shot multiple times, was pronounced dead at 9 p.m. Witnesses told investigators two armed suspects confronted Reese, who lived on the block, and shot him during an argument, police said.

The second fatal shooting, in which a 22-year-old man was killed, occurred about 9:15 p.m. in the 3000 block of Chesterfield Ave. in the Northeast Baltimore neighborhood of Belair-Edison, police said. The shooting was the result of an apparent "drug deal gone bad," according to Maj. Darryl DeSousa, commander of the Northeast District, who was on the scene late Sunday.

The man has not been identified, pending notification of his relatives, police said.

That shooting came just three days after a community "solidarity walk" and gathering was held a block away and attended by various city leaders, including Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. The walk was organized after the fatal shooting of Peter Marvit, a 51-year-old scientist, in the 2800 block of Chesterfield Ave.

About 4:10 p.m. Sunday, a man was shot near the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Laurens Street, near the Upton Metro station in Central Baltimore.

About 11:20 p.m. Sunday, a woman was shot in the elbow in the 600 block of N. Hilton St. in the Edgewood neighborhood of Southwest Baltimore.

On Monday evening, police were investigating the shooting of a man in the first block of N. Linwood Ave.

Police also released images Monday of two "persons of interest" in a fatal shooting Sept. 16 in a bar in the 200 block of S. Pulaski St. in the Carrollton Ridge neighborhood of South Baltimore.

In that incident, police said, gunfire broke out inside the bar then continued on the street. Afterward, 20-year-old Clarence Ross was found inside the bar with a gunshot wound to the head, police said.

Ross was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital on Saturday, police said.

According to Steve Fogleman, chairman of the city liquor board, the panel takes incidents of violence in city establishments "very seriously," and an investigation into the event is continuing.

Anyone with information about the two people in the surveillance images is asked to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100. Callers may remain anonymous, police said.

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