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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