Three are fatally shot over the weekend


Three Baltimore men were fatally shot within about seven hours over the weekend in unrelated incidents in different sections of the city.

The most recent of the slayings occurred shortly past 1:30 a.m. yesterday near Pimlico Race Course. Police investigating gunshots found Edward Blanks, 38, of the 4800 block of Palmer Ave., dead in the middle of the street in the 3000 block of Oakley Ave.

Shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday, officers checking out a reported shooting found Eugene Scott, 48, in an alley near the 400 block of E. 25th Street. He was dead on arrival at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Police said they were looking for a suspect, Larry Wright, 19, of the 2000 block of Greenmount Ave., who was charged in a warrant with first-degree murder.

At 7 p.m. Saturday, police found Darren Roderick Johnson, 26, wounded in the 800 block of W. Fayette St. Mr. Johnson, who lived in the 1500 of N. Pulaski St., was dead on arrival at the University of Maryland Medical Center, police said.

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