Baltimore Police shared surveillance photos Tuesday of people of interest in a Monday shooting that killed a 30-year-old man in Fells Point.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan doubled the reward money for information about the death of Marco Nunez, bringing the total amount to $16,000. Nunez was found suffering from gunshot wounds shortly after 1 a.m. on the 1700 block of Thames Street, a waterside road home to numerous bars and restaurants. He died later at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Police said Tuesday that Nunez was shot and killed following a dispute, and released photos of four women and five men who police believe have information about the shooting. In the photos, a group of people appear to be standing and sitting outside at patio tables.
Luana Kaufmann, who owns the shop Emporium Collagia located across from the Sagamore Pendry on Thames Street, said she had heard about the shooting through the grapevine.
“It’s horrible that someone was shot to death,” Kaufmann said Monday evening. “Obviously, it’s bad for business. But Fells Point still brings much joy to locals and visitors from all over the country and the world. It remains one of the jewels of Baltimore.
“I don’t want people to be afraid of this neighborhood. This is happening everywhere. I think late at night after lots of liquor — maybe there is a tendency for more chaos.”
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Denzil Richards, owner of Denzel’s SharkBarGrill located a street over from Thames Street, hadn’t heard about the fatal shooting but said he isn’t afraid.
“The reason why I’m not afraid is because whenever there’s a shooting, usually they know each other,” he said Monday. “A stranger is not going to walk up to a stranger and shoot just like that. That’s not going to happen.”
Before the Fells Point shooting, police already had responded to three other incidents during which people were injured by gunfire elsewhere in the city Sunday night.
Officers were called around 9:30 p.m. Sunday to the 2800 block of Edmondson Avenue in West Baltimore for a reported shooting. Officers located the crime scene but determined the injured victim had fled the scene, police said in a news release. But shortly thereafter, a man walked into an area hospital seeking treatment for a gunshot wound, police said.
Then, at 10:24 p.m., officers responded to the 3900 block of Benzinger Road in Southwest Baltimore’s Oaklee neighborhood for a reported shooting. They found a 30-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound, and he was transported to the hospital, where he was expected to survive his injuries, police said.
About 25 minutes later, officers were dispatched to a hospital, where another shooting victim was seeking treatment. A 17-year-old boy had been shot in the torso but was expected to survive his injuries, police said. Officers believe he was shot in the 4100 block of Frederick Avenue in West Baltimore’s Irvington neighborhood.
Police are asking anyone with information about the shootings to contact them or call Metro Crime Stoppers to make an anonymous report at 1-866-7LOCKUP.