A man died and a teenage boy was injured in two separate shootings in Baltimore Saturday, continuing a violent week in the city, the police department said.
Officers responded around 12:25 a.m. Saturday to the 3800 block of Wabash Ave. in Northwest Baltimore for reports of an unresponsive male, police said.
By the time police arrived in the city’s East Arlington neighborhood, medics were already tending to the man, who had been shot, police said.
Police said medics pronounced the man dead, prompting homicide detectives to descend upon the scene.
Then, around 7:17 p.m., Southeast district officers responded to an incident in the area of Patterson Park, McEldery and Monument streets, according to the department, and found evidence of a weapon discharged on North Bradford Street.
After searching the area, police received a call from an area hospital that was treating a 15-year-old boy with gunshot wounds to his left arm. He is in stable condition, police said.
The teen told police he was riding a dirt bike in the 600 block of N. Bradford Aven. when an unknown group of young men began shooting at him. Southeast officers are investigating the incident.
Saturday’s shootings add to a week in which 10 people had already been shot fatally across Baltimore and another 14 wounded by gunfire, perplexing leaders about how to stem the violence.
Police encourage anyone with information about the fatal shooting Saturday to call homicide detectives at (410) 396-2100. People with information about any of the violence can also call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP to leave an anonymous tip.