Three men were killed and a woman was wounded in three separate shootings in Baltimore on Friday, police said.
“The detectives are actively investigating and of course looking into the possibility that they are related,” said police spokeswoman Chakia Fennoy. “But it is too early to tell.”
The shootings came after five days in which there were no homicides in the city.
At about 5:15 p.m., Southeast District officers responding to a report of a shooting at the Perkins Homes complex found a 23-year-old woman and an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds, police said.
They were taken from the scene, on the 300 block of Mason Court, to a hospital, where the man was pronounced dead, police said. The woman’s injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, police said.
About 35 minutes earlier, Western District officers found a 41-year-old man with gunshot wounds to his upper body inside a vehicle on the 1700 block of West Lanvale St., police said. He was transported to a hospital, where he later died, police said.
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That shooting was about a half-mile from an earlier incident in the Harlem Park neighborhood in which another man was also fatally shot.
Police were called to the 1300 block of West Franklin St. shortly before 1:15 p.m., and found a man suffering from injuries to his chest. Officers took the man to the hospital where he later died, police said.
An unidentified officer at the scene said police believe the man was shot outside Yun’s Grocery store.
Blood stained the sidewalk right outside of the store. Police tape extended throughout the entire block. As fire trucks arrived to the scene to wash the blood away around 3:20 p.m., kids who were just released from school were passing by — a typical scene throughout the week, a resident at the scene said.
Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts, a public high school, is located just a block away.
Cop cars in the 1300 block of West Franklin st after Baltimore police say a man was found shot in the chest and later died Friday afternoon: pic.twitter.com/VglgEL7R6F