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One dead after shooting in East Baltimore

Baltimore Police are investigating an early morning shooting Saturday in East Baltimore that left one man dead.

Around 4:05 a.m., officers were called to the 2100 block of East Preston Street for a report of an unresponsive man lying in the street. The man, who has not been identified, was found with a gunshot wound to his left armpit. He was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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Homicide detectives are asking anyone with information to contact them at 410-396-2100. Anonymous tips can be submitted to the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-866-756-2587.

So far this year 217 people have been killed in Baltimore.

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Police are also investigating a separate shooting reported Saturday evening in the 5000 block of Palmer Avenue around 6:30 p.m. A 41-year-old male victim was found by police at a local hospital with a gunshot wound to his left leg. The man, who has not been identified, is in stable condition, according to police.

Anyone with information about the shooting can contact Northwest District detectives at 410-396-2466.

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