14 shot and 3 killed, including 16-year-old girl, in Baltimore weekend shootings, police say

Baltimore police reported that 14 people were shot over the weekend, including a double shooting in Southwest Baltimore that left a 16-year-old girl dead.

Police also announced the arrest of a suspect in a May 12 case in which a Royal Farms store employee was shot during a robbery attempt in the 3600 block of Keswick Road in Hampden. Matthew Caldwell, 17, was charged with first- and second-degree attempted murder, armed robbery, and other offenses, according to police. He was being held without bail.


Three people were killed in shootings Saturday.

Shortly after 3 a.m., police said, Southwest District patrol officers responded to a hospital’s report of a walk-in shooting victim. The officers found a 16-year-old girl with a gunshot wound to the throat — she later died — and a 30-year-old man who had been shot in the back.


Another double shooting occurred an hour later, leaving a 31-year-old man dead. Police said the two victims were walking in the 300 block of Key Highway when they got into an argument with the suspect, who shot them. The condition of the other victim, a woman, was not known.

Around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, police in the Southwest District found a man shot in the torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday, officials said, at least three men needed medical treatment after being shot in the leg in separate incidents across the city.

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Two of the nonfatal shootings were reported in the 500 block of N. Port St. and the 5900 block of Radecke Ave., at 3 a.m. and 5:48 a.m., respectively. In the morning’s third shooting, officers responded to a Baltimore hospital just after 2 a.m. where they encountered a shooting victim who was “very uncooperative and refused to give investigators any information,” according to a statement from police.

Police also said officers responded Saturday to separate nonfatal shootings of a man in the 2300 block of Druid Hill Ave.; of a 21-year-old woman in the area of Gist and West Strathmore avenues; of a man who had crashed his vehicle in the 100 block of W. Franklin St.; and of a 34 year-old man who resisted an armed robbery in the 2700 block of Erdman Ave.

On Sunday, at approximately 6:24 p.m., Eastern District patrol officers responded to the 1200 block of N. Luzerne in the Berea neighborhood for a report of a shooting. Officers located a 27-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound to the arm, and he was transported to an area hospital for treatment, according to a news release.

On Friday night, at about 9:30 p.m., officers responded to the 1600 block of Vincent Court, where they found a 25-year-old woman who had been shot in the left arm and left leg. She was in good condition after being hospitalized, police said.

Baltimore homicides are on pace with last year’s numbers despite the coronavirus pandemic that has kept much of the city at home. As of Saturday, there had been 125 homicides in 2020, according to police data. There were 124 through the end of May 2019.


Anyone with information on the shootings may call 410-396-2477 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7lockup.

Baltimore Sun reporter Talia Richman contributed to this article.