Third victim in Monday shootings dies, pushing homicides to 305

Third victim in Monday shootings dies, pushing homicides to 305

A 38-year-old man found shot in Southwest Baltimore on Monday night has died, according to police — marking the third homicide on Monday and the 305th homicide in the city this year.

Homicide detectives also were investigating a serious shooting near MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital in Loch Raven that happened Tuesday afternoon.

Patrol officers responded to the Rosemont Community public housing complex in the 3100 block of Westmont Court about 9:30 p.m. Monday for a reported shooting and found the man suffering from gunshot wounds to the upper body, police said.

The man, who has not been identified pending the notification of his family, died a short time later after being transported to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said Tuesday afternoon.

In the Tuesday shooting, police were called at 4:56 p.m. to the 2000 block of Woodbourne Ave., where they found a man with gunshot wounds. Homicide detectives were notified due to the severity of his injuries, police said.

Two other men were killed earlier Monday in the city.

An unidentified man was found shot multiple times about 6:20 p.m. in the 1200 block of N. Eden Street in the Oliver neighborhood of East Baltimore, and pronounced dead at a local hospital.

A 28-year-old man was found shot multiple times about 10:45 a.m. in the 5300 block of Sinclair Lane in the Frankford neighborhood of Northeast Baltimore, and pronounced dead at the scene.

In all, 20 people have been killed so far this month — continuing a trend of more than a killing a day that began following the April death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray from injuries suffered while in police custody and the unrest — including rioting, looting and arson — that followed.

The city last saw more than 300 homicides in 1999.

As the city surpassed that violent mark this weekend, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis issued a statement saying that it was "important to pause and vow to continue our collective fight to find a better path forward."

"This challenging moment shall pass if we reject blame and embrace the hope, dreams, and promise of a great American city," he said. "Baltimore will win again, 2015 will not define us, and the nation will once again see our City for the determination that has long defined us."

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