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Several people were shot in addition to the homicide victims.
Several people were shot in addition to the homicide victims. (Lloyd Fox/The Baltimore Sun)

Three men were shot, one fatally, police said, in the same block as an elementary school in Northeast Baltimore on Labor Day — the night before students arrived for their first day of classes.

The triple shooting near Northwood Elementary School about 7:40 p.m. Monday contributed to a violent holiday weekend in which eight people were shot, two of them dead, Monday into early Tuesday, according to police.

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Two of the triple shooting victims were found near the school in the 5200 block of Loch Raven Blvd., one unresponsive with a gunshot wound in his lower body and the other shot in the hand, police said. Both were taken to hospitals, where the unresponsive man died, police said. The third victim turned up later at a hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest, police said. His condition was unknown.

Alice Adams, 78, was driving by the crime scene as police descended on the area. She and her great-granddaughter, Angel Eagle, had been on their way home after getting the 8-year-old girl’s hair braided in honor of the first day of school.

Angel attends Northwood Elementary, and Adams said it was terrible for the violence to hit so close.

By the time Angel showed up for school the next morning, the little girl in a unicorn bow had heard about what happened. Regardless of the violence, she tried to stay focused on her goal of reading 1,000 books this school year.

A transgender woman was shot to death in the night’s other homicide, about 25 minutes later in the 4300 block of Parkwood Ave. in Northeast Baltimore, police said. She was taken to a hospital, where she later died from multiple gunshot wounds. Police said they do not yet know the motive.

Anyone with information about either homicide is asked to call Baltimore Police detectives at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Four other victims were injured in shootings

  • A 34-year-old man was shot about 6:16 p.m. in the arm and leg in the 100 block of South Carey Street, police said.
  • A 27-year-old man was shot just before 7 p.m. in the first block of North Morley Street near the Green Street Academy, police said.
  • A man was shot multiple times minutes later in the 3900 block of Cordelia Avenue in Northwest Baltimore, police said. He was in stable condition but was “very uncooperative with investigators” and declined to provide any suspect information, police said.
  • Another shooting victim was dropped off at a hospital after 2 a.m. but was unable to provide information about where he was shot or who the suspect might be, police said.

None of the victims’ names were released. Anyone with information in any of these shootings is asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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