Man killed half-mile from public safety meeting in Southwest Baltimore

A man was killed in Edmondson Village, less than a half-mile from the mayor's public safety forum Tuesday.

A 23-year-old man was killed in Southwest Baltimore Tuesday night, police said, less than a half-mile from a public safety meeting hosted by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Commissioner Kevin Davis. The killing was one of two shootings in the district and three citywide Tuesday night.

The homicide victim, who was not identified, was found shot multiple times in the 800 block of Lyndhurst St. in Edmondson Village at about 6:15 p.m., when police arrived. Police said he was taken to a hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

Homicide detectives were called to investigate; anyone with information is asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

The mayor and police commissioner's public safety forum at Edmondson Westside High School began about 45 minutes after the shooting. It was part of a series of meetings the two are holding in each district of the city to give citizens a chance to speak with the mayor and police chief.

More than one-third of Baltimore's homicides this year have happened in the city's southwestern and western districts. Killings spiked in May and July following the April riots over the death of Freddie Gray a 25-year-old man who suffered fatal injuries in police custody.

Tuesday night's killing — the city's 285th of 2015 — happened three blocks from a double shooting that killed 19-year-old Kevin Hill and injured a 23-year-old woman in April.

In the second incident, about 8 p.m., a man was shot in the neck in the 1900 block of Parksley Ave. in Morrell Park, police said. His condition was not released, but homicide detectives were investigating due to the severity of his injuries, police said.

A third shooting victim walked into a city hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg about 5:30 p.m.; police have not determined where he was shot.

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