An unidentified man was fatally shot last night in the city's Pimlico neighborhood, bringing to 145 the number of killings in the city so far this year, compared with 125 the same time in 2006, Baltimore police said.
At about 9:30 p.m., Northwestern District police responding to shots fired in the 3400 block of St. Ambrose Ave. found an adult male who had been shot in the head. Police said the man was taken to Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
In an unrelated slaying, the body of an unidentified man who had been shot was found Sunday evening in a wooded area near Gwynns Falls Park, police said.
Police said a man was walking in a wooded area off the 1300 block of N. Woodington Road on Sunday evening when he detected a foul odor. After walking about 20 feet, the man discovered a badly decomposed body of a man and called police.
Police said the victim appeared to be middle-aged and that his body was taken to the state medical examiner's office, where his fingerprints would be used to identify him.
Also yesterday, police released the names of two men killed over the weekend.
Alvis Harris, 40, of the 1200 block of Cherry Hill Road was selling Father's Day baskets outside a bar in the 3300 block of Annapolis Road about 1:30 a.m. Saturday when he was attacked by four men.
Harris sustained multiple injuries and was taken by ambulance to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died about 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Marcarian Grimes, 23, of the 2600 block of Fairview Ave. was outside his apartment about 2 a.m. Sunday when he was forced inside by two gunmen who demanded cash. One of the men shot Grimes before both fled, police said.
Grimes died a short time later at Shock Trauma.