Baltimore police: 4 dead, 8 injured in weekend violence

Four people are dead and another eight are injured after a spate of violence this weekend in Baltimore, according to police.

The latest shooting occurred just after 1 a.m. Monday, in the 900 block of N. Monroe St. in West Baltimore. Police said an officer heard gunshots, and found a 43-year-old man who has been shot in his the abdomen.

Less than two hours earlier, at 11:13 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to an area hospital where a 21-year-old man was being treated for gunshot wounds to the back. Police said investigators are still working to determine where the shooting occurred.

Police said a third man was shot at about 10:46 p.m. in the 4300 block of Nicholas Ave. in Belair-Edison.

Officers found a 19-year-old male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the legs, and he was taken to to an area hospital where he is listed in stable condition. The victim told police he thought someone was behind him, and when he turned around to see if anyone was behind him, he heard multiple gunshots.

The shootings continue a violent month that has seen 29 homicides so far. The year began with a slower pace of shootings compared to 2017, the city’s worst year of gun violence on record, but the number of killings has jumped in April from 16 last month.

Around 8 p.m. Sunday, two men, 18 and 22, were shot in the 2800 block of Mayfield Ave. in Belair-Edison, according to police.

Earlier Sunday, before 7 a.m., a man was fatally shot in the 1200 block of Whitelock St. in Reservoir Hill, according to police. A medic was called to the scene and pronounced the victim dead. Police identified him Monday as 38-year-old Gilbert White.

Around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, a 33-year-old woman was robbed and shot in the 400 block of South Conkling St. in Highlandtown, said police. Detectives said she had been approached by an armed man and woman who demanded her property, shot her, then stole her car, a 2003 white and gray Nissan Altima.

On Saturday, a 19-year-old man died after being shot in Baltimore’s O’Donnell Heights neighborhood around 2 a.m. Police identified him on Monday as Diamante Izrel Howard.

Later that day, a 36-year-old man was shot in the 1500 block of Carswell St. in Coldstream Homestead Montebello.

On Friday morning, a 34-year-old man was shot and killed in the 1500 block of Madison Ave. Police identified the victim on Monday as Jamar Hinton, 34. Hinton had been charged with murder last year; a spokeswoman with the city state’s attorney’s office said Monday that Hinton was found not guilty by a jury in November.

Just before 10 a.m. Friday, a 21-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 1000 block of Parksley Ave. in Wilhelm Park. That evening, a 26-year-old man, whom police later identified as Oseas Diaz Ortiz, was robbed and stabbed to death in Brooklyn.

Anyone with information on the fatal shooting is urged to call 410-396-2100, and information on the nonfatal shootings can be called in at 410-396-2221. Those who wish to remain anonymous can utilize the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Baltimore Sun reporter Christina Tkacik contributed to this story.

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