Teen shot after confrontation with driver; another stabbed to death

A teenager was shot in the stomach Saturday night after he exchanged words with the driver and passengers of a vehicle in downtown Baltimore, near St. Paul and Lexington streets shortly after 10 p.m.

Detective Kevin Brown, a police spokesman, said the 16-year-old victim and a friend were walking on St. Paul Street when the car passed them. After the exchange of words, the driver stopped the vehicle and he and his passengers got out of the car. One of the men produced a handgun and opened fire on the two men on the sidewalk, striking one of them, according to Brown.

The victim, who was not named, was hospitalized Sunday. Brown declined to say where. No arrests have been made.

A few minutes earlier, in the Highlandtown area, police were called to the 400 block of South East Avenue, where they found a 19-year-old man, David Lawrence Hopkins, who had been stabbed. Hopkins died Sunday.

"There has been a person of interest detained in relation to the incident," Brown said Sunday afternoon, "and an arrest announcement is anticipated shortly."

A man who was killed in a shooting early Saturday morning on the 1900 block of West Baltimore Street was identified Sunday as 34-year-old Sherrod Mason. Mason had been shot in the head.

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