One dies, two hurt in E. Baltimore shootings

Three men were shot, one of them fatally, last night in two apparently unrelated incidents in East Baltimore, a police spokesman said.

About 9:20 p.m., Eastern District police responding to a report of a man shot in the 2400 block of E. Hoffman St. near North Port Street found a man suffering from a gunshot wound; he was pronounced dead at the scene by the crew of a Fire Department ambulance, said Officer Troy Harris, the spokesman. His name was withheld pending notification of family members, Harris said.

Moments later, police learned that a man who had been shot in the chest was dropped off by a motorist at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery, Harris said.

It was not known whether the wounded man was involved in the shooting on Hoffman Street. Harris said the man who dropped him off was being interviewed.

The fatal Hoffman Street shooting brought to 50 the number of homicides in the city so far this year; 71 homicides had been recorded by the same period last year, police said.

About 15 minutes before the Hoffman Street shooting, a man was shot in the leg and arm at North Luzerne Avenue and East Biddle Street and was taken by ambulance to Hopkins. Details were not available.