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Two died in weekend shooting, vehicle fire in Baltimore

Within a few hours Sunday evening, Baltimore Police responded to two shootings and a car crash that left the vehicle engulfed in flames and killed the driver.

The crash was reported around 2:20 p.m. in the 1500 block of East Preston Street near Collington Square Park in East Baltimore. Officials said an Eastern District officer was patrolling in the area when they saw smoke and located the fire scene.

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The vehicle was engulfed in flames under some trees and shrubs, according to police. The driver was pronounced dead on the scene.

Investigators are working to identify the driver and determine what caused the crash. Anyone with additional relevant information about the incident may contact the department’s crash investigators at 410-396-2606.

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About two hours later, police responded to a shooting in the 3500 block of Mannasota Avenue in the Belair-Edison neighborhood. Trevon Williams, 29, was shot and taken to the hospital, where he died from his injuries the next day . Neighbors reported hearing one shot and seeing the victim injured.

Anyone with information is urged to contact homicide detectives, at 410-396-2100.

Just before 6 p.m., another shooting was reported in the Southeast District. Police found a 25-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the leg, officials said. He was shot in the 3500 block of East Lombard Street in the Baltimore Highlands neighborhood north of Highlandtown.

Police said the victim in that case was transported to the hospital and expected to survive his injuries.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Southeast District detectives, at 410-396-2422.

Those who wish to submit anonymous tips can use the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line, at 1-866-7LOCKUP. You can also text tips through the Metro Crime Stoppers of Maryland website.


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