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Two men die, three wounded in city shootings


Two unrelated shootings Tuesday night within an hour of each other left two men dead and three others wounded, Baltimore police said.

Shortly after 10 p.m., three men were shot, one fatally, by at least one gunman while the victims stood near Caroline and Preston streets on the east side, police said.

FTC Derrick Williams, 19-year-old of the 1400 block of E. Preston St. died at Johns Hopkins Hospital a short time later.

A second victim, Cleveland Melvin, 26, of the 1600 block of E. Monument St., was shot in the left leg. He was listed in stable condition yesterday at Hopkins, police said.

The third victim, Warren Hill, 21, of the 2600 block of Grogan Ave., was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with gunshot wounds to both legs. He was stable yesterday, police said.

About an hour earlier, two men were shot, one fatally, as they stood in the 4700 block of Gwynn Oak Ave. in Northwest Baltimore, police said.

Damion Bell, 25, of the 3100 block of Ferndale Ave., died at the scene. Tony Johnson, 25, of the 5500 block of Robinwood Ave., was wounded in the leg. He was listed in good condition yesterday at Sinai Hospital, a nursing supervisor said.

Also yesterday, police were investigating the suspected beating death of an unidentified man whose body was found Tuesday night on the second floor of a house in the 1800 block of E. Eager St.

Police said the man appeared to be in his 20s and had apparent head injuries. An autopsy was being performed.

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