Two men were killed in a Reservoir Hill neighborhood shooting Thursday afternoon, police said.
At approximately 3:15 p.m., Central District patrol officers responded to the 2500 block of Brookfield Ave. in the Reservoir Hill neighborhood south of Druid Lake in Northwest Baltimore for a report of a shooting.
Officers located two men, a 23-year-old and 32-year-old, suffering from gunshot wounds to the head.
Medics responded to the location and transported both victims to Shock Trauma where one of the victims died. The other victim died after Friday morning after initially being listed in critical condition.
Marilyn Evans said the surrounding neighborhood has been improving as the city has targeted the Reservoir Hill area for redevelopment projects in recent years.
She said a number of houses on the 2500 block of Brookfield have turned into apartments but that there is still relatively little crime in the neighborhood.
“Ain’t nothing happened like this in 15-20 years,” she said.
As for the Druid Hill area, she said it’s better than when she was raising her kids in the area about two decades ago.
“You can walk around Druid Hill Park better now,” she said. “It’s slowly but surely coming.”
Homicide detectives are asking anyone with information to contact them at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.
Earlier in the day, at approximately 10:30 a.m., officers responded to the 2800 block of Woodbrook Ave., in the Parkview/Woodbrook neighborhood of Northwest Baltimore, for a Shot Spotter alert but were unable to locate a shooting victim. A short time later, officers received a call for a shooting victim who had just arrived at an area hospital, suffering from a gunshot graze wound to his head.
The victim, a 21 year-old man, told officers he was shot while driving his car on Reisterstown Road at Fulton Avenue. The victim attempted to drive to the hospital but crashed his vehicle. At that time, he caught a ride to the hospital.
Western District shooting detectives are investigating this shooting and are asking anyone with information to call (410) 396-2477 or call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.