Baltimore police investigating three weekend shootings, two deaths

Thumbnail Image; General Crime and Police; Crime, Courts,  Law Enforcement  Baltimore City | Baltimore, MD -- 06/01/2012 -- A Baltimore Police officer stands behind crime scene tape at the scene of a police-involved shooting following a dispatch for a burglary in progress, reported near S. Chester Street and Bank Street in southeast Baltimore Friday, Jun 1, 2012. A suspect was shot, while another was taken into custody as investigators pore through evidence. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun Staff) [POLICE INVOLVED SHOOTING (_1D32583.JPG)]

Three men were shot — two fatally — in a 24-hour period between Friday night and Saturday evening in Baltimore, according to police.

The violence followed a shooting that killed a 71-year-old man and injured four others in Northwest Baltimore earlier on Friday.


Officers were called to the 3000 block of Janice Avenue in South Baltimore on Saturday afternoon to find a man shot. He was taken to an area hospital, but his condition was unknown, a police spokeswoman said.

At 2 a.m. Saturday, police were called to the 100 block of Mount Street in West Baltimore, and found another man shot. He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.


About 9:50 p.m. Friday, police were called to the 1700 block of Sherwood Avenue in Northeast Baltimore, where residents directed them to a rear alley, where the found a 20-year-old man shot, police said. He was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he died.

Also Friday, a man shot a store clerk while robbing the Hanover Mart in the 3800 block of South Hanover Street in Baltimore, the FBI said. The clerk was treated at a local hospital and released.

At the scene of the Saturday afternoon shooting, detectives and uniformed officers taped off the alley that runs parallel to and between the 3000 blocks of Janice Avenue and Elizabeth Avenue. Police also taped off a home on Elizabeth Avenue, and detectives worked inside of it.

A light pole in front of the house was adorned with sagging balloons and a stuffed animal, with empty liquor bottles and candles on the ground in front of the words "KHAI WORLD" spray painted on the street.

In May, 18-year-old Khai Hebron was found on the block with a fatal gunshot wound to the head. The day after Hebron was found, another man was shot multiple times a few blocks away, in the 2500 block of Marbourne Avenue.