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Police investigate double homicide in East Baltimore

Baltimore police are investigating the shooting deaths of two men who were gunned down this morning at an East Baltimore apartment complex.

The shootings happened about 5 a.m. at the Forrest Street Apartments in the 1100 block of Orleans St., near Old Town Mall. Police found one deceased adult man, dressed in black, lying in a parking lot. A second man was found fatally shot in a stairwell inside one of the apartment buildings, police said.

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Detectives had not yet confirmed the identities of the victims, and a motive or suspects in the slayings were not immediately known.

The homicides were the second and third slayings of 2009, according to police.

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