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While the top brass of the Baltimore Police department gathered in City Hall on Wednesday for the confirmation hearing of acting commissioner Darryl De Sousa, detectives were busy responding to shootings around West Baltimore.

Police said three men were killed and a teenager was wounded in four separate incidents throughout the day.

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The first shooting took place in Upton around 1:30 p.m., police said. A 32-year-old man died after being shot in the 500 block of McMechen Street. Police later identified him as Dorian Cook of the 200 block of North Fulton Avenue.

Just before 8 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg in the 100 block of Mount Street in Franklin Square. Police said he was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Acting Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa apologized Wednesday for the crimes of a corrupt police squad and promised members of the City Council the scandal won’t happen under his watch.

Minutes later, a man was shot dead in the 3800 block of Oakford Avenue in Dolfield. The victim’s body could be seen under a white sheet in the middle of pavement. Rain fell intermittently as detectives checked the scene for possible evidence. Officers could be seen going door to door, and one resident told them she heard “no less than five” shots.

At 9 p.m., an officer was on patrol when he found a shooting victim in the 200 block of N. Payson Street in Penrose. He was taken to the hospital and died there from his injuries. He was later identified by police as Tyrone Manning, 32, of the 1400 block of Saratoga Street.

Homicide detectives are investigating the deaths. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 866-7Lockup. You can also text tips to 443-902-4824.

Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton contributed to this article.

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