Three men were shot, one of them fatally, last night on a street near Fells Point, a police spokesman said. The identities of the victims were being withheld pending notification of family members.
No arrest had been made, and police said they knew of no motive for the triple shooting.
Shortly before 9 p.m., Southeastern District police officers were patrolling in their marked cruisers when they heard the sound of multiple gunshots coming from the 300 block of S. Dallas Court in the Perkins Homes neighborhood, said police spokesman Officer Troy Harris.
Harris said that when police arrived, they found one man lying on the ground and another man inside a nearby house, and later learned that the third victim had been driven to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where the other victims also were treated.
One was shot in the chest, and the other two were shot in the leg.
Harris said the man who was shot in the chest died about an hour later. The conditions of the other two victims were not available.
The death brought to 71 the number of homicides in the city this year.