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Man, 31, fatally shot in West Baltimore

Baltimore police are investigating the shooting death early today of a 31-year-old man in West Baltimore.

Police said officers responding to a call for a shooting found the man lying in a playground adjacent to a private home in the 800 block of N. Franklintown Road, near Poplar Grove Street.

Police said the man had been shot shortly before 1 a.m. numerous times in the head and body and was taken by ambulance to Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

The man was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1:23 a.m. Police did not release his name.

Police said they knew of no motive or suspect in the case, the seventh homicide reported in the city since Sunday.
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