Four killed in 15-hour stretch; victims include 16-year-old

Four people — including a teenage boy — were killed in a 15-hour stretch overnight, police said.

The Broadway East neighborhood was the site of two killings last night. At about 6 p.m., police found a 48-year-old woman, identified by a family friend as Mary Williams, lying on steps in front of a vacant home in the 2000 block of E. Oliver St, suffering from wounds to her torso. She was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 6:36 p.m.

At the scene, firefighters arrived to rinse the blood from the sidewalk as a man and a toddler watched from the front steps of their nearby home. "I've known her [the victim] for years," a woman passing by the scene told a reporter, shaking her head.

Police said the stabbing was believed to be a domestic incident, and the investigation was continuing.

Just moments before the stabbing, at about 5:40 p.m. police responded to a reported shooting in the 1200 block of N. Milton Avenue, where they found a 19-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. The man was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:09 p.m.

On Tuesday morning, around 2:20 a.m., officers were called to the 4000 block of Barrington Road in the Dorchester neighborhood and close to Forest Park High School, where they found a 16-year-old boy bleeding from a gunshot wound to the head. The teen was taken to Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead just before 3 a.m.

Less than three hours later, police responded to a call in the 1700 block of McKean Avenue in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood. Few details were available, but police said that a man was found shot several times in a vehicle.

Police said Tuesday morning that the man died from his injuries, and homicide detectives were investigating.

Tuesday's violence brings the total deaths since Saturday to five. However, before Saturday's homicide in West Baltimore, the city had not had a fatal shooting since Oct. 13. There have been 180 killings this year in the city, compared with 184 at this time last year.

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