Baltimore’s unrelenting gun violence continued Saturday as two men were killed and 10 others — including a 2-year-old child — were wounded in shootings across the city.
A 25-year-old man was shot dead in East Baltimore’s Perkins Homes community on Saturday afternoon.
The man was found suffering from gunshot wounds in the 200 block of Herring Court at 1:14 p.m. on Saturday, Baltimore Police said. He died at a local hospital.
Later in the day, a 20-year-old man was shot in the 800 block of W. Lexington St. in Poppleton, and died at a hospital from his injuries.
Three others were also wounded in the Poppleton shooting, which occurred at 8:31 p.m. The victims are all young men, ages 18, 22 and 23. Police haven’t yet determined a motive for the shooting.
Several others were injured in shootings in the city Saturday.
A 2-year-old boy was shot in the stomach early Saturday in what police have said was a road-rage incident.
The driver of the car that the toddler was riding in was stuck at a light on West Franklin Street in Seton Hill that turned green. The driver blew his horn and drove around other cars, according to police. Another driver caught up to that car, pulled out a gun and fired, hitting the boy, police said.
Also early Saturday morning, a man and a woman were wounded in a double shooting, police said.
Patrol officers heard gunshots coming from the 800 block of Guilford Ave. in Mount Vernon, below the Jones Falls Expressway, at about 2:37 a.m. After getting there, they found a 28-year-old woman shot in the leg, police said. She was transported to an area hospital.
Soon after, they were called to a hospital for a man with gunshot wounds. Detectives believe the man and the woman were injured in the same shooting on Guilford Avenue, police said.
Three more people were shot at midday in the East Baltimore Midway neighborhood. Police said the shooing may have happened inside a home in the 800 block of E. 22nd St.
All three victims arrived at hospitals on their own for treatment and are expected to survive, police said.
A person of interest was taken into custody at the scene. The investigation involved officers from the department’s SWAT, special operations and hostage negotiations teams. Police have not indicated a motive or announced any charges.
And on Saturday night, a 32-year-old man took himself to the hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound. Eastern District detectives were trying to determine where the shooting took place.
Police also said that a 46-year-old man who was injured in a shooting in Pigtown on Friday afternoon died of his injuries Saturday. The man had been found suffering from gunshot wounds in the 1100 block of S. Carey St. near James Street at 12:45 p.m. on Friday.