Two men died overnight and five other people were injured, including a teenager who is in critical condition, in various shootings across Baltimore, police said Friday morning.
The first fatal shooting occurred around 8 p.m. Thursday as officers were dispatched to a home in the 3800 block of W. Patapsco Ave. in the Morrell Park neighborhood.
Upon arriving, the officers found a 31-year-old man who’d been shot in the head, the department wrote in a news release. Medics declared him dead at the scene a short time later.
Two shootings then happened at roughly the same time as officers from the Western and Southwest Districts responded to separate shootings at 7:31 p.m., the department wrote.
One occurred in the 2000 block of N. Smallwood Ave., police wrote, as officers found a 20-year-old man who’d been shot in the back.
Police wrote the man was alert and conscious and was taken to the hospital.
The other shooting happened on the 1900 block of Braddish Ave., as officers found a 29-year-old man who’d been shot in the left shoulder, leg and his right forearm.
Officers from the Central District were called to an area hospital around 9 p.m., the department wrote, for a report of a walk-in shooting victim.
Police said a 27-year-old man was being treated for a gunshot wound to the chest. Police say the crime occurred in the area of the 300 block of St. Paul St.
The extent of the man’s injuries was unknown, police wrote.
Then, at 12:45 a.m. there were two shootings within a minute of each other — one fatal, police said.
Eastern district officers were called to the 2000 block of E. North Ave. for a ShotSpotter alert, police said.
When police arrived, they found a 26-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to his buttocks. Officers would later find a crime scene from the shooting in the 1800 block of N. Castle St., around the corner from where the man was found.
The 26-year-old was taken to an area hospital and taken immediately into surgery. Police said he’s in stable condition.
Shortly after, police said they were notified of a walk-in shooting victim, a 17-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound to his abdomen. Police said the teen was shot in the same incident and was also immediately taken into surgery. The boy is now in critical condition, police said.
One minute after the double shooting, Southeastern District officers were flagged down at the intersection of Jefferson and Bolden streets.
After stopping, police said they found a 47-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his head in the 500 block of N. Clinton St.
Police said medics pronounced the man dead at the scene.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about the shootings to contact them at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7lockup.