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Two men killed and two wounded, including teenager, in separate shootings Thursday in Baltimore, police say

Two men were killed and two others, including a teenager, were wounded in separate incidents Thursday, according to Baltimore Police.

A 27-year-old man was shot to death in Southwest Baltimore early Thursday morning, city police said.

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Patrol officers assigned to the department’s Southwest District station got a call around 3:09 a.m. about gunshots in the 600 block of Lucia Ave., police said. That’s located in the city’s Yale Heights neighborhood.

There, the officers found the man, who was unresponsive and had been shot. Police said medics pronounced the 27-year-old dead at the scene.

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Homicide detectives have assumed the investigation, according to police.

A 21-year-old man was shot in West Baltimore on Thursday afternoon.

Around 3:30 p.m., officers found the victim with a gunshot wound to his chest in the 3400 block of Edmondson Ave. He was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died shortly afterward.

Police said the victim was actually shot in the 500 block of Denison St. in the city’s Allendale neighborhood and ran to the rear of the 3400 block of Edmondson Ave., where he collapsed.

Both shootings came as Baltimore Police officer Keona Holley remained on life support at Shock Trauma after being shot in her patrol car overnight in South Baltimore.

Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said Thursday that investigators are exploring whether Holley’s shooting was connected to other violence in the city. A police spokesman said no arrests had been made in the officer’s shooting as of Thursday evening.

The city has reported 325 homicides so far this year.

Two nonfatal shootings took place Thursday evening, minutes apart. At 7:26 p.m., officers responded to the 4200 block of Fairfield Run, where they found a 20-year-old man shot in the forearm. He was taken to the hospital.

The victim told police he was driving through the 4800 block of Parkside Ave. when he thought he heard fireworks but realized he had been shot. He pulled over in the 4200 block of Fairfield Run and called police.

Three minutes later, officers responded to the 900 block of Cator Ave. in Pen Lucy for a shooting.

They found a 15-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the leg. The victim, who was taken to the hospital, told police he had been walking to a store in the 800 block of E. 41st St. when a gold Kia pulled up next to him; the people inside began asking him questions. One got out of the car and opened fire.

Police did not say whether the two nonfatal shootings were connected.

Homicide detectives are investigating both fatal shootings. The department said it encourages anyone with information to call investigators at 410-396-2100.

Anyone who knows something but who wishes to remain anonymous can dial 1-866-7LOCKUP to leave a tip with Metro Crime Stoppers, police said.

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