Two shot and wounded in Baltimore early Saturday

Two men were wounded in separate shootings early Saturday morning in Baltimore, police said.

Shortly after midnight, police received a call for a shooting in the 5100 block of Grantley Ave. in Northwest Baltimore. Officers found a 51-year-old man who had been shot in the stomach and a knee. He was taken to an area hospital where he was in critical condition, police said. Police did not have a suspect or motive in the attack.

Later in the morning, a 42-year-old man walked into the Central District police station in downtown Baltimore suffering from a gunshot wound to an arm. The man told police he had been shot during an attempted robbery at nearby Old Town Mall.

The victim was taken to an area hospital; his condition was not available.

Police also identified a 78-year-old stabbing victim, who died Friday in East Baltimore. Sterling Palmer, who lived in the 2600 block of Edison Highway. The man's wife found him dead when she returned home around 1:45 p.m.

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