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Four people shot, three fatally, in Baltimore Saturday

Four people were shot in Baltimore Saturday, three fatally, drawing the city closer to reporting 300 homicides for the sixth straight year.

At about 6:30 p.m. officers arrived at the 700 block of Linnard Street in West Baltimore’s Edgewood neighborhood and discovered two women and one man suffering from gunshot wounds.

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One female was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other two victims were transported to local hospitals. One of them, a 20-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the hospital. That brought the city’s homicide count for the year to 298.

Earlier Saturday, at about 7:10 a.m., officers were called to the 1200 block of Woodyear St. in West Baltimore’s Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood to investigate a suspicious death, according to a news release from the Baltimore City Police Department.

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“The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office,” Baltimore police said in a news release. “Upon further examination, evidence that the victim had been shot was discovered.”

The woman was 48-years-old and detectives are conducting a homicide investigation, the news release said.

Later Saturday evening, around 9:15 p.m., officers were on the scene of a barricade situation. Officers received information about a “possible armed suspect inside of a home” in the 2600 block of East Oliver Street in East Baltimore’s Berea neighborhood.

“Erring on the side of caution, officers have shut down several blocks near the 2600 block of E. Oliver Street,” police spokesperson Lindsey Eldridge wrote in a message.

The barricade situation was shutdown Sunday morning at 1 a.m. No armed suspect was found to be inside of the home and the investigation remains ongoing, according to police.

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