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2 men killed in unrelated city shootings

A man was discovered fatally shot yesterday morning inside a Chevrolet Blazer parked in Northwest Baltimore, one of two homicides early yesterday in the city, police said.

A resident of the 2500 block of N. Rosedale St. who did not recognize the sport utility vehicle called police about 7:15 a.m. to report a suspicious vehicle, said Sgt. Darryl Massey, a homicide detective. Officers who responded to the call discovered a man, 28, in the driver's seat who had been shot several times in the upper body.

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He is believed to have been shot at the same location where the car was discovered, Massey said. Police had not identified the man yesterday.

In the other incident, police responded to a call reporting a traffic accident about 3:45 a.m. in Northeast Baltimore.

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Upon arriving in the 800 block of Belgian Ave., police could not find an accident, but they discovered a man lying on the curb between two parked vehicles. He had been shot in the head, said Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman.

The man - whom police had not identified yesterday - was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital and pronounced dead at 6:16 a.m., Harris said.

Police had no witnesses or suspects in the killing, Harris said.

The city has had 116 homicides this year, Harris said. At this point last year, there had been 120.

Police also identified yesterday the victim of an unrelated slaying.

John Bleefield, 42, of the 100 block of Locust Drive in Catonsville was the man found shot to death May 27 in a car parked behind Lyndhurst Elementary School in the 600 block of Wildwood Parkway. No arrest had been made.


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