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20-year-old man fatally shot in Brooklyn

Police say a 20-year-old man reported to have been shot in the legs in South Baltimore's Brooklyn neighborhood on Monday afternoon died from his injuries.

Few details were available. Police said the victim, identified as Maricus Kyle Perkins, was found in the 900 block of Herndon Ct. at about 1:45 p.m. suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his lower body. He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died at 2:25 p.m. Perkins' last known address was in the 300 block of Orchard Ave.

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Police didn't have a suspect or motives but said Perkins was on probation at the time of his death, and court records show he had been accused of being involved in gun violence, including several counts of attempted murder for which he was found not guilty in 2010.

Perkins' killing is the second in the 900 block of Herndon Ct., which is in the Brooklyn Homes housing development, in the past three months. In late July, 18-year-old Marcus Harvell was fatally shot in the same block where Perkins was discovered Monday.

Police also identified as the man fatally shot Sept. 28 in the 2200 block of Garrison Blvd. as 45-year-old Dwight Montgomery. That case remains open; the past 17 killings in Baltimore are unsolved.

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