Police investigate two East Baltimore killings


Two people were killed in separate incidents in East Baltimore, police said yesterday.

The two homicides occurred about a third of a mile apart in the Southeastern District, but there was no indication yesterday that they were related, said police spokeswoman Nicole Monroe.

Police responded about 11:30 p.m. Sunday to the home of a woman who had been found motionless in her basement. Gwendolyn Boykins, 58, of the 100 block of N. Ellwood St. suffered injuries to her neck and head, police said.

"They did not appear to be self-inflicted," Monroe said.

Boykins was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 12:15 a.m., police said.

About two hours later, officers responded to the 200 block of N. Highland Ave., where a man had been shot in the throat and was lying outside, police said. The man, whom police had not identified yesterday, appeared to be in his 20s, police said.

He was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 3:37 a.m.

Anyone with information about either of the deaths is asked to call detectives at 410-396-2100.

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