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Man fatally shot in East Baltimore on Christmas Eve

A 37-year-old man was fatally shot in East Baltimore around midday on Christmas Eve, as homicides in the city continued to surge to close the year.

Police were notified of the shooting, which occurred in the 2000 block of Robb St., at around 11:20 a.m. by a ShotSpotter gunshot detection alert. Officers found the victim slumped over the wheel of his vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds to the body.

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Police identified the victim Friday as Maurice Day of the 3400 block of Brendan Ave.

At the scene, a dead end off East 20th Street, Day’s Jeep had bullet holes in the driver’s side door, and the window had been shot out. A pair of sneakers lay on the ground outside the car.

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The shooting pushed the city’s number of homicide victims to 331. Twelve people have been killed since Saturday.

Earlier Thursday, police said an autopsy had confirmed that a man found unresponsive earlier this week in Northwest Baltimore had been stabbed.

Around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, a Northwest District officer was flagged down by fire department personnel while in the 2500 block of Woodland Ave. in the city’s Clyburn neighborhood for a man who was not breathing, according to a news release.

The man — 43-year-old Brandon Fleming, who lived on the same block — was not breathing or responsive and was pronounced dead by medics at the scene.

Fleming’s body was taken to the Medical Examiner’s office where an autopsy revealed he had been stabbed in the upper back, police wrote.

As a result, Fleming’s death has been ruled a homicide and police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in Fleming’s death.

Anyone with information is asked to call 410-396-2100 or leave tips anonymously at 1-866-756-2587.

Around 6:45 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Northern District officers were called to an area hospital for walk-in shooting victims.

Police said officers found two men suffering from gunshot wounds to the hand and buttock.

Both men’s injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.

Police did not say where the shooting took place.

Baltimore Sun reporter McKenna Oxenden contributed to this article.

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