Two men killed in West Baltimore shooting incidents

A man was shot and killed in West Baltimore in the early hours of Sunday morning and then another was killed less than twelve hours later, police said.

At just after 1 a.m., officers went to the 1500 block of N. Stricker St. in Sandtown-Winchester to investigate a shooting. They found a 35-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds, police said. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

Then, at around 11 a.m., police found a 23-year-old man and a 25-year-old man who had been shot in the 2300 block of Baker St. in Coppin Heights. They were taken to the hospital, but staff at Shock Trauma pronounced the 25-year-old dead.

At 2 a.m., officers had gone to a hospital in Baltimore County to investigate a 38-year-old man who had been shot in the hand. The victim told the officers he was shot in the 2300 block of E. Northern Parkway in Hamilton Hills, a neighborhood that borders the county, police said.

Detectives are investigating all three incidents.

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