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Seven shot Tuesday amid spike in city violence

Six people were shot in Baltimore Tuesday amid a recent spike in violence, much of it on the city's west side.

Seven people were shot in Baltimore Tuesday amid a recent spike in violence, much of it on the city's west side.

A man and a woman were found with gunshot wounds at about 8 p.m. in a double shooting in the 1900 block of McCulloh Street in Druid Heights, police said. The man was shot in the torso and lower body and the woman was shot in the back, police said. Both were taken to a city hospital where they were being treated for the injuries.

An hour earlier, a man was shot multiple times in the 1100 block of N. Carey St. in Sandtown-Winchester, police said. Police were called at 7:03 p.m. to a hospital where the man had gone for treatment.

It was the second shooting in the day in the neighborhood alone: At about 10:25 a.m., a 20-year-old man walked into a hospital after being shot in the leg in the 1800 block of Westwood Ave., police said.

West Baltimore has been hit particularly hard by violence recently. Twenty people have been killed in the city's Western District, the center of the unrest over the death of Freddie Gray, this year. Gray, 25, died a week after he suffered severe spinal injuries in police custody last month.

The shooting on N. Carey street happened just blocks from where the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People office held a news conference earlier Tuesday afternoon to decry the city violence just hours before.

Western District detectives are asking anyone with information in any of the shootings to call 410-396-2477.

The shootings Tuesday weren't limited to the west side.

A woman was shot in the ankle at about 6:42 p.m. at Frankford Avenue and Sinclair Lane in Northeast Baltimore, police said. She was taken to a hospital for her injuries.

A 32-year-old man was shot in the foot at about 12:48 p.m. in the 1600 block of Ellamont St., police said. He was taken to a hospital, where he was listed as stable.

A man was shot in the neck at about 9:42 p.m. in the 2000 block of Jefferson St. near Johns Hopkins Medicine. He was taken to a hospital, and his condition was not released.

Police did not identify any of the victims or release information on motives or suspects in any of the shootings.



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