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2 men killed, 6 others injured in weekend violence, Baltimore police say

Two men were killed and six others were injured in shootings across Baltimore beginning Friday afternoon, city police said Saturday morning.

The latest killing occurred just after midnight Saturday when a man was fatally stabbed in the 2200 block of Highview Ave. in the Belair-Edison neighborhood in Northeast Baltimore, police said.

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The man was taken to a local hospital, where he died, police said. Police did not identify him Saturday morning.

About five minutes earlier, at 12:20 a.m. Saturday, officers were called to a local hospital where a 21-year-old man was being treated for a gunshot wound to his stomach.

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Detectives believe he was in the 2200 block of Atholgate Lane, in the Ten Hills neighborhood of West Baltimore, when he was shot.

On Friday, police said, six people were shot, including a man who was killed in a shooting at about 4 p.m. in the 3600 block of S. Hanover St. in the Brooklyn neighborhood of South Baltimore. The victim, who has not been identified, was taken to the Shock Trauma Center where he was pronounced dead, police said.

A second victim in that shooting, a 20-year-old man, had been shot in the stomach, police said, and was also taken to hospital, where he was listed in serious condition.

Police said that a short time later a third victim from the same shooting scene was located in his car at a gas station several blocks away. He told police he was driving through the 3600 block of S. Hanover St. at the time of the shooting and was shot in his shoulder. He was also taken to an area hospital to treat non-life-threatening injuries.

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Another man was injured in a shooting just after noon Friday in the 3700 block of 9th St. in Brooklyn. Police said the man was shot in the stomach and also was taken to an area hospital.

At 3:53 p.m. Friday officers were called to the 1400 block of W. Lombard St. in the Union Square neighborhood in West Baltimore, where a 28 year-old man had been shot in the stomach. He was taken to area hospital and was in serious condition.

At 8 p.m. Friday night, police were called to a local hospital where a 20-year-old man was being treated for gunshot wounds to the lower abdomen and leg. Police said his injuries are believed to be not life-threatening. Detectives believe the man was shot in the area of Oakford Avenue and Garrison Boulevard in Northwest Baltimore.

Anyone with information on the fatal shootings may call 410-396-2100 or 1-866-7Lockup. Information on the nonfatal shootings may be shared with detectives at 410-396-2488.

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