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Baltimore Police: Five people shot, one fatally, in South Baltimore Friday morning

A woman died and a man was injured after gunfire broke out at a Brooklyn housing complex early Friday morning, adding to an existing uptick in violence plaguing the neighborhood over the past few months.

Officers arrived around 6:13 a.m. to the 800 block of Gretna Court in Brooklyn for a reported shooting. Police found a 30-year-old woman suffering from gunshot wounds who was pronounced dead at the scene. A 31-year-old man was transported to a local hospital. His condition was not immediately available. Police initially said the man had also died from his injuries, but corrected their statement late Friday morning.

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Police have not yet released their identities.

Later Friday morning, the complex was quiet. Police had cleared the scene and only a scrap of yellow crime tape remained tied to a metal railing outside the brick apartment buildings. Nearby, an office chair lay toppled on the sidewalk and several pairs of sneakers dangled from telephone wires overhead.

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Homicide detectives are investigating the double homicide and ask anyone with information to call 410-396-2100 or the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Less than two hours after the Brooklyn shooting, police located a 33-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in Southwest Baltimore. He was transported to a local hospital in critical but stable condition.

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Officers responded around 7:40 a.m. to the 4500 block of Birchwood Drive in Baltimore’s Uplands neighborhood for that reported shooting. Police said the man was in his backyard when he was shot by an unidentified man.

The two morning shootings followed yet another instance of gun violence that unfolded around 12:30 a.m. in Southwest Baltimore. Police said a 26-year-old woman was shot in the right shoulder when she tried to flee an attempted robbery.

Officers responded to a local hospital after the woman drove herself there. She told officers she was walking in the area of Hilton and Baltimore Street when an unknown man tried to rob her.

Later Friday, just after 6:30 p.m., officers found a 17-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower right arm near the 800 block of West Cross Street in Baltimore’s Pigtown neighborhood.

He was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Shooting detectives ask anyone with information to call 410-396-2488.

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