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Two men shot New Year’s Day in separate incidents, Baltimore Police say

Baltimore Police said two men, both 42 years old, were injured in two separate shootings Wednesday.

The shootings occurred after the city suffered a particularly violent 2019 when 348 people were killed. Other cities also experienced a violent start to the year, including St. Louis, Missouri, where at least 10 people were shot, five fatally, according to news reports.

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In Baltimore, the latest shooting occurred just before 9:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of Montpelier St. in the northeast neighborhood of Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello. Responding officers found the victim, who was suffering from gunshot wounds but was conscious and alert, police said. The man was taken to an area hospital by medics.

Police did not have information about his condition late Wednesday. Detectives believe there were possibly three suspects but police did not provide information about a possible motive for the attack.

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Early Wednesday morning, at 3:52 a.m., police said officers were on patrol when they heard gunshots coming from the unit block of S. Gay St. downtown. Officers then found a man who had been shot in his shoulder, and he was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

The shooting scene is just blocks from the Inner Harbor where hours earlier crowds had gathered for New Year’s Eve fireworks.

Anyone with information on either shooting is asked to call 410-396-2221 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.

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