Two separate overnight shootings left two dead and two other injured in West Baltimore, city police said.
Eight people have been killed across Baltimore since last Thursday, including three in the Southwestern Police district since Saturday. Overall, killings and shootings remain down compared with this point last year, statistics show.
Officers were called to the 2400 block of Frederick Ave. in the Shipley Hill neighborhood at 11:20 p.m., where a 19-year-old man was found near a bus stop suffering gunshot wounds to the legs. He was taken to a local hospital.
Another victim, a 20-year-old man, was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the hip in the rear of the nearby Westside Shopping Center. The unidentified victim was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he was pronounced dead at 11:50 p.m.
A third victim, a 25-year-old man, walked into an Saint Agnes Hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to arm and buttocks, police said.
Police said a second man was killed early Wednesday morning in the 1200 block of Poplar Grove Road in the Winchester neighborhood. Officers were called at 2:42 a.m. to the area, where they found 20-year-old Javon Blackwell lying in a doorway, suffering from gunshot wounds. Blackwell, of the 2900 block of E. Preston St., was taken by medics to Shock Trauma where was pronounced dead at 3:20 a.m.
The Poplar Grove shooting occurred two blocks from where 30-year-old Jermaine Blue was killed early Saturday morning. Police have not said whether the incidents are believed to be connected, and asked anyone with information to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.