Holiday fireworks gave way to gunshots Monday in Baltimore as seven people were shot — two of them fatally — in half a dozen incidents across the city, Baltimore police said.
The violence began early in the morning, just hours after Baltimore residents celebrated Independence Day, and continued into Monday night.
In the first incident, a 32-year-old man was shot dead at 1:37 a.m. in the 1500 block of Milton Ave. in East Baltimore’s Broadway East neighborhood, police said. He had suffered from multiple gunshot wounds, according to police, and medics pronounced him dead at the scene.
A teenager was shot just before noon in the city’s Madison Park neighborhood. Police said they found the 16-year-old suffering from gunshot wounds to the arms and legs in the 1700 block of McCullough St. He was taken to a hospital, where police said he is expected to survive.
Later that afternoon, two men were shot in Broadway East, one fatally. Officers said they found a man with gunshot wounds in the 1800 block of East Lafayette Ave. at 3:46 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Another man walked into an area hospital and was taken into surgery, according to police.
The two killings Monday mean Baltimore has seen nine homicides in the past week.
Just minutes after the double shooting in Broadway East, a 34-year-old man was shot in the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Ave. near the Shake and Bake Family Fun Center in West Baltimore’s Upton community. The man was taken to a hospital. Police said they are interviewing a suspect in that incident.
Then at 7:23 p.m., police said they responded to a reported shooting in the 3300 block of Winterbourne Road in the Rosemont neighborhood in West Baltimore. Officers found a 28-year-old woman who had been shot and who did not want to cooperate with police.
Police then were called to a store the 2000 block of Edmonson Ave. in Harlem Park at 8:19 p.m., where police said a man had a gunshot wound in his abdomen. He told police that he’d been shot by a person shooting from a black SUV that drove by. He was in serious but stable condition at a hospital, police said.
Anyone with information about the fatal shootings is urged to contact homicide detectives at 410-396-2100. Tips about any of the incidents can also be shared with Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
Baltimore Sun reporter Pamela Wood contributed to this article.