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14-year-old boy fatally shot in Northeast Baltimore, police say; 1-year-old’s December death ruled a homicide

A 14-year-old boy was fatally shot in Northeast Baltimore just before noon Friday, the same day Baltimore police announced that the death of a 1-year-old in December had been ruled a homicide.

Around 11:46 a.m., police were dispatched to the 2600 block of Polk St. in the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello neighborhood to investigate a reported shooting. Officers found the boy suffering from gunshot wounds, police said.

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The boy was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital and pronounced dead by medical personnel, according to police.

Investigators learned that a handgun was recovered from the boy, police said.

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Police ask anyone with information to contact homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

About a half-hour later, Southern District officers were dispatched around 12:12 p.m. to the 300 block of Talbotts St. to investigate a reported shooting. Officers found a 20-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds.

The man was taken to a hospital, police said.

Also Friday, police released information about a double shooting that injured a man and a woman Thursday night.

Around 11:57 p.m., Northern District Patrol officers responded to the 6200 block of Chinquapin Parkway for a report of a shooting.

When officers arrived, they found a 43-year-old woman and a 49-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds. The victims were taken to area hospitals, where they both were listed in stable condition, police said.

Additionally, the death in December of a 1-year-old in East Baltimore was ruled a homicide on Friday, according to Baltimore police.

Kaleb Shaw’s death was changed from a “questionable” death to a homicide after he was found dead in the 400 block of Aisquith Road in December 2019, police said.

No further details were provided about the reclassification of Kaleb’s death.

Authorities on Friday also identified a number of shooting victims after a particularly violent week in Baltimore.

Shaheed Carter, 37, was fatally shot Tuesday in the 700 block of N. Rose St. in the Milton-Montford area of east Baltimore.

Arnay Mclean, 20, was fatally shot Wednesday in the 4100 block of Marx Ave. in the Wilson Heights neighborhood of northeast Baltimore.

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Tywon Rounds, 19, was fatally shot Wednesday in the 200 block of S. Catherine St. in the Shipley Hill neighborhood of West Baltimore.

Malique Georges, 21, was fatally shot Wednesday in the 5200 block of Goodnow Road in the Frankford area of Northeast Baltimore.

Two men, Dominique Whitby and Deion Jenkins, both 24, were killed in a double shooting Thursday in the 3100 block of Independence St. in the Better Waverly neighborhood in North Baltimore.

Baltimore homicides have totaled 232 so far in 2020; the pace is 11 fewer killings compared with the same time last year, according to Baltimore police data.

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