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Three dead in Wednesday shootings; two men killed in separate shootings a block apart in West Baltimore’s Parkview/Woodbrook neighborhood

Two men were killed hours apart in West Baltimore’s Parkview/Woodbrook neighborhood, Baltimore Police said. The shootings happened on opposite ends of a block.

Vernon Davis, a police spokesperson, said it’s too early in the investigation to determine if the homicides are related.

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A 59-year-old man was fatally shot in the chest inside a residence in Parkview/Woodbrook on Tuesday night. Officers arrived around 10:40 p.m. to the 2300 block of Edgemont Avenue to investigate the sound of gunshots coming from inside a house, police said. They located the man, who suffered from a gunshot wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers were in the area of Ruskin Avenue around 8:55 a.m. Wednesday conducting a follow-up investigation of Tuesday night’s fatal shooting when they heard gunshots near the 2300 block of Ruskin Avenue in Parkview/Woodbrook. Officers found a 38-year-old man who had been shot multiple times in the upper body and head. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

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Police identified the men Thursday as 59-year-old Clinton Bowser and 38-year-old Thomas Fields.

A 19-year-old man was fatally shot in the head in Original Northwood in Northeast Baltimore on Wednesday evening, police said. Officers responded to the 4400 block of Marble Head Road for reports of a shooting at about 9:10 p.m. Julian Fruh, 19, was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A 39-year-old man was injured in a shooting Wednesday afternoon in Southwest Baltimore. Police responded to the 2600 block of Wilkens Ave in Millhill at about 3:25 p.m. The man was brought to a hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds in his arm and leg, police said.

Another man was shot Wednesday in the arm and leg and is expected to survive, police said. Officers arrived around 3:25 p.m. for a reported shooting at the 2600 block of Wilkens Avenue in Southwest Baltimore’s Millhill neighborhood and found the 39-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.

Homicide detectives ask anyone with information to call 410-396-2100 or make an anonymous tip at the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-866-7LOCKUP.


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