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Four people shot, one fatally, in Baltimore

A 47-year-old was sitting in his car when a gunman tapped on the window and said "get out."

An unidentified man died Saturday after he was shot in the head and chest in the 400 block of S. Mount St. in South Baltimore.

Officers responding about 4:35 p.m. to reports of shots fired discovered the man, who was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center and died shortly after. The shooting was one of four police were investigating Saturday, including three nonfatal shootings.

A gunman on the west side of downtown fired into a fleeing car late Friday night, striking a man in the shoulder.

The 47-year-old driver reported to an area hospital around 12:15 a.m. Saturday and is in serious condition, police said. The man was sitting in his car in the 600 block of W. Lexington St. when the gunman tapped on the window and ordered him to "get out of the car," police said. The gunman fired into the car as the man drove away.

Police are also investigating the shooting of a 42-year-old man that occurred about 7:30 a.m. Saturday in the 2100 block of Maryland Ave. Police said they believe the man was approached by two suspects, who shot him in the chest. The victim was in serious condition.

Later Saturday, a 31-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 1800 block of Wilhelm St. in Southwest Baltimore, police said. Officers were called to the scene around 1:55 p.m. The man was taken to a hospital and the injury was not considered life-threatening, police said.

Baltimore has had a bloody start to 2017. The number of shootings through Feb. 11, 63, is more than double the tally in the same period last year.

Police asked that people with information about the shootings call detectives at 410-396-2221 or call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

nsherman@baltsun.com

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