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Man fatally shot in East Baltimore Saturday, police say

A man was fatally shot Saturday evening in East Baltimore, according to police.

Officers were in the city’s Baltimore Highlands neighborhood just before 7 p.m. when they heard gunshots coming from the 3600 block of Leverton Street. There, they found the victim, age 40, shot in the back. A medic pronounced him dead at the scene.

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Witnesses reported seeing the perpetrator in a black mask and hoodie, according to police.

The killing comes just as Baltimore’s homicide total has surpassed 300, making this the seventh straight year of that many homicides or more.

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Anyone with information about this murder is asked to call detectives at (410) 396-2100 or call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7lockup.

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