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Four men shot dead in Baltimore over start of Memorial Day weekend, police say

Four men were fatally shot in Baltimore on Friday and Saturday, marking a violent start to the Memorial Day weekend in the city, police said.

Police said the first fatal shooting occurred Friday around 10:45 p.m., prompting officers assigned to the Southern District Station to respond to the 1200 block of Hollins St.

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At the scene, police said, officers found a 61-year-old man who’d been shot multiple times.

Police said the man told officers he’d been shot about a block away, in the 1300 block of Hollins St., in the city’s Union Square neighborhood.

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Medics took the man to a hospital, with police describing his condition as critical. Police said the man died around 11:25 p.m.

Shortly after midnight, Eastern District officers rushed to the 800 block of Stirling St. in response to reports of a shooting, police said. That’s near the border of the city’s Old Town and Johnston Square neighborhoods.

As they were arriving, a hospital reported that about 12:07 a.m. a gunshot victim had come to the hospital. Police said the 21-year-old man had been shot in the stomach multiple times.

Medical staff pronounced him dead shortly thereafter, police said.

Hours later, Western District officers responded around 7:52 p.m. to a ShotSpotter alert in the 1700 block of Braddish Ave. in the Coppin Heights/Ash-Co-East neighborhood. They found a 46-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to his head. He was taken to an area hospital and pronounced dead a short time later by medical staff.

Officers responded around 9:35 p.m. to the 3400 block of 5th St. in the Fairfield Area neighborhood, where they found a 52-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Homicide detectives are investigating the four shootings and encourage anyone with information about the crimes to call them at 410-396-2100. Someone who wishes to leave information anonymously can also call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP, police said.

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