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Two dead and eight injured, including four teens, in Saturday shootings in Baltimore

Two men died and eight people —including four teens— were injured in separate shootings on Saturday in Baltimore, according to police.

A 47-year-old man died after he was shot in the head early Saturday morning, police said.

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Officers found Daniel Covington Jr. after responding to a disorderly conduct call about 12:30 a.m. at a Crown Gas Station in the 4100 block of Frederick Avenue in Irvington.

He died at the scene. Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call 410-496-2100.

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Three teens were injured in another shooting in the Ellwood Park/Monument neighborhood, according to a news release.

Police responded about 1:10 a.m. to the 600 block of North Potomac Street and found the teens suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. A 17-year-old boy and two girls, ages 16 and 15, were taken to a hospital. Police didn’t indicate their conditions.

A 17-year-old boy walked into the hospital with a gunshot wound around 11 p.m. Saturday, along with a 24-year-old who was shot in the forearm. Police did not determine the location of the shooting, and the victim’s injuries are not life-threatening.

Another man died Saturday morning after he was shot in the Fairfield Area neighborhood. Officers were summoned about 2:00 a.m. to the 3400 block of Seventh Street for an unresponsive man, identified on Tuesday as 43-year-old Jose Vera Garcia.

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They found him sitting on a curb, slumped over and suffering from gunshot wounds, police said. He died at the scene.

Later Saturday, police found a 27-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his thigh at at Boyd and Carey Streets. He was transported to an area hospital by medics for treatment.

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A 44-year-old man was shot in his neck in the Barclay neighborhood of East Baltimore on Saturday night, police said. Officers arrived at the shooting scene at 9:33 p.m. and took the man, who was conscious and breathing on the 2400 block of Greenmount Avenue, to a hospital.

A 43-year-old man was shot in the head and walked into the hospital with a head wound that is not life-threatening, police said.

Anyone with information on Saturday’s shooting is asked to call 410-396-2100. Leave tips for all the shootings to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

The shootings followed gun violence Friday, in which the city marked its 200th homicide of 2022 after a 52-year-old man was shot to death. Three others were also injured in separate shooting


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