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Second fatal shooting in three days in Carrollton Ridge as Baltimore marks violent start to May

For the second time in three days, Baltimore Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Carrollton Ridge.

The killings are part of a rash of shootings to start May, after gun violence took a dip in recent weeks. Six people have been killed in the first days of the month.

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Police said a man was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the head around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of S. Monroe St. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

That incident took place two blocks away from a shooting Sunday night, when police responding to a ShotSpotter alert around 11:10 p.m. found a man shot multiple times in the 100 block of S. Monroe St. He was taken to a hospital, and pronounced dead sometime Monday.

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Six people were shot in incidents across the city on Monday, including a man who was killed in an afternoon shooting Highlandtown in Southeast Baltimore, and a man who was critically injured in another afternoon shooting in the Parkview/Woodbrook neighborhood in West Baltimore.

Police also said a gun was fired during a fight in the downtown area of Light and Baltimore streets around 4 a.m.. A police spokeswoman said one of the men pulled a gun, and the other tried to grab for it. His injuries were initially believed to be a graze wound from a bullet, but were later determined to be from the struggle.

The pace of gun violence had slowed in recent weeks, as crime has fallen across the board amid coronavirus stay at home orders and closure of businesses.

Homicides are down 8 percent compared to this time last year, and non-fatal shootings are down almost 16 percent.

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