A man, 20, was shot and killed in West Baltimore on Sunday afternoon, officials said, and an 18-year-old man was shot Sunday in South Baltimore.
The killing, near the Walbrook and Northwest Community Action neighborhoods, brings the city closer to its 300th homicide of the year for the sixth straight year.
Around 2:10 p.m. Sunday, police were called to the 3100 block of W. North Ave. for a reported shooting, according to a news release. Officers found a man with gunshot wounds “to the body,” according to the release.
The man was sent to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he was pronounced dead, according to the news release.
Baltimore Police blocked off several intersections entering West North Avenue at the shooting scene. Pizza Boli’s and the New Beginning Highway Church of Christ of the Apostolic Faith sat across from each other while homicide detectives stood in between in the street investigating the fatal incident.
Officers at the scene then began canvassing the street area near the North Avenue Gateway apartment complex.
The Walbrook neighborhood, while seemingly quiet, had many residents walking by and looking at the scene from a distance.
The homicide is the 20th in the 21216 ZIP code recorded this year, according to The Baltimore Sun’s homicide data.
Police are urging anyone with information to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100 or at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
Around 9 p.m. Sunday, officers were called to a local hospital about a shooting victim, an 18-year-old man who was receiving treatment for a gunshot wound to “the upper body,” according to a news release.The man said he was shot in the 2400 block of Terra Firma Road in South Baltimore’s Cherry Hill neighborhood, according to the release.
Anyone with information is urged to call detectives at 410-396-2499 or 1-866-7LOCKUP.