Baltimore City homicide detectives are investigating the shooting death of a man on the same block where a woman was killed in a triple shooting last week. (Jessica Anderson & Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun video)
The shooting occurred in the 800 block of Appleton St., where a week earlier 18-year-old Taylor Davis was killed and two men, ages 20 and 25, were injured in a shooting.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said detectives are working to determine whether the two incidents are connected.
“Our investigators are working with crime analysts to answer questions just like that,” he said at the scene, where he visited shortly after the shooting was reported.
No arrests have been made.
“What we need right now is for anyone who would’ve been standing out here who heard something, knows something, please call us right now and help us identify who would’ve done this so we could hold those people accountable,” Harrison said.
Officers found the man face down inside a rowhouse, suffering from gunshot wounds, he said. Investigators located evidence inside and outside the house.
As he spoke, police crime scene technicians were taking pictures in the street.
Harrison said members of the department spoke to some of the man’s family at the scene but he did not release the man’s name. It’s not clear whether the man lived at the home where he was found.
Harrison said there was a ShotSpotter notification in the area for a shooting, but that sheriff’s deputies were flagged down by someone in the area.
“There were a number of calls in the area. Our officers were in the area on other calls, but what we know right now is that sheriff’s deputies were flagged down by individuals in this part of the block,” he said.
Harrison said there will be increased visibility and increased deployment of officers in the area. He said he’s also asking officers to be proactive.
“It speaks to a level of violence that exists because of the availability of guns, poor or no consequences that make people choose to use these guns, and we have to work to work to change people’s mind about committing crime. … They’re doing it because they think they can,” he said.
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