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Baltimore Police: 2 men killed in triple shooting Sunday night as weekend violence continues

Two men were killed by gunfire, and a woman was hospitalized with injuries after a shooting Sunday night at The Hub Sports Bar & Grill in Frankford Plaza in Northeast Baltimore, police said.

Also this weekend, one person was killed and 15 injured during a spate of weekend violence that began Friday night in Baltimore, according to police.

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At approximately 7:55 p.m. Sunday, officers were in the Frankford Plaza parking lot when shots rang out at the other side of the strip mall, said Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison.

The officer went around the parking lot corner, toward the bar, where they found three victims — two men, aged 21 and 26, and a woman — suffering from gunshot wounds. Aid was rendered on the scene, police said.

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One of the men was pronounced dead inside the business, and the other victims were transported to hospitals, police said.

The hospitalized male victim was initially listed in critical condition, but he later died, police said Monday morning. The woman was listed in good condition Monday morning, according to police.

“Officers were right there, on the side of the building, when this happened, which once again speaks to the brazenness, speaks to the cowardice and speaks to the total disrespect for authority and for human life,” Harrison said.

Harrison and Mayor Brandon Scott were on the scene Sunday night, and the medical examiner was inside the bar.

Scott, echoing himself from recent weeks, expressed exasperation at the violence in the city, saying the people shooting one another lack maturity and conflict resolution skills.

“This is about grown men acting like little boys,” Scott said.

Behind the commissioner and mayor, suit-wearing homicide detectives focused on a scene spanning from inside the business, the parking lot and out to the street. Numerous evidence placards, typically used to mark bullet casings, were seen throughout.

A woman who was called in to identify the body shortly before 10 p.m. screamed inconsolably for several minutes then couldn’t be heard.

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Sunday night’s shooting is the latest incident in the Frankford area.

On Wednesday, two people were shot multiple times in a drive-by at Parkside Shopping Center, just a block away from Frankford Plaza.

And in May, two more people were shot when a would-be robber attempted to rob a T-Mobile store three businesses down from The Hub Bar & Grill. A man walked into the cellphone store and brandished a handgun when an employee tried wrestling it away from him, police said. The gun went off, and another employee was hit in the leg. Then, the employee got the gun and shot the suspect in the chest, police said.

On Friday night, five people were injured in shootings.

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Northwest District officers heard gunfire about 10:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of Grantley Avenue in the Towanda-Grantley neighborhood, according to police.

Police canvassed the area and found a 30-year-old man suffering from a gunshot graze to his arm, and a 31-year-old man with a gunshot graze on his back.

Investigators determined the shooting happened in the 2800 block of Boarman Avenue.

Before this shooting, police were called at 9:55 p.m. to the 400 block of Curley Street in the Ellwood Park neighborhood where officers found a woman who had been shot in the back. She was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Police later learned of a man who had been shot in the leg and walked into an area hospital seeking treatment.

Just 20 minutes earlier, at 9:35 p.m., officers were called to the 100 block of South Mount Street in the Union Square neighborhood, where they found a 32-year-old man who had been shot in both legs. He was taken to an area hospital.

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Southern District officers who were in the area of the 700 block of South Charles Street in Baltimore’s Otterbein neighborhood heard gunshots minutes after 3 a.m. Saturday.

Officers were then dispatched to the 800 block of South Hanover Street, where they found 22-year-old Devin Nathaniel Brown, who was shot multiple times, police said. Brown was taken to Shock Trauma and was pronounced dead a short time later.

The violence continued Saturday night when police were called at 7:40 p.m. to the 1500 block of East Fayette Street in East Baltimore, where a 41-year-old woman had been shot.

Several more shootings were reported early Sunday. A 23-year-old woman was shot in a home in the 2500 block of Liberty Heights Avenue near Mondawmin Mall around 4:03 a.m. The victim was taken to a hospital.

Police responded at about 2:19 a.m. Sunday to the 600 block of South Broadway for a report of a shooting and found two victims. A 34-year-old man had an apparent gunshot wound to the stomach, and a 23-year-old man had an apparent gunshot wound to the leg. Both were taken to local hospitals for treatment.

At about 1:18 a.m., detectives from the Northwestern District responded to the 3800 block of Clarks Lane for a shooting and found that a suspect and a victim had been involved in a physical altercation. The 37-year-old victim was struck by a projectile and received aid from medics. Police said they arrested a person of interest.

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Police also said they are investigating a shooting in the 1600 block of Thames Street. Officers responded around 12:30 a.m. and found a man with multiple gunshot wounds, who was taken to a hospital.

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And just several minutes earlier, at around 12:22 a.m., police from the Southwestern District responded to a reported shooting in the 1900 block of Grinnalds Avenue, where they were told a victim was taken to a hospital. The victim, a 21-year-old man, had multiple gunshot wounds and was in stable condition, police said.

Earlier Saturday, officers responded to the 700 block of North Port Street in reference to a ShotSpotter alert.

Just before 2 a.m., police found a 41-year-old man suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. Officers then found a second victim who also had gunshot wounds in the 2400 block of East Monument Street.

Both victims were taken to the hospital and were in stable condition.

A woman was also struck by a stray bullet late Sunday night. The 28-year-old told police she was standing in the back of a house on the 600 block of E. 29th Street when she heard gunshots and then realized a bullet had grazed her back. She was taken to the hospital for treatment.

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Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers tip-line at 1-866-7LOCK-UP.

Anyone with information about the homicides is urged to contact homicide detectives at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.


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