Violent surge continues with seventh homicide this month

City police identified three recent homicide victims, including a 53-year-old man killed outside his home.

The city recorded its seventh homicide of the month with a shooting Friday in the Northern District.

Officers were called to the 4200 block of Ivanhoe Ave. at 4:17 p.m., where they found a man with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, who was not identified, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

A suspect description and motive were not available Friday, police said.

It was the city's 196th homicide this year. The city recorded 211 homicides in 2014.

Baltimore police on Friday also identified three recent homicide victims, including a 53-year-old man who was shot and killed outside his Park Heights home.

Police found Robert Mullins around 11:40 p.m. in the 4900 block of Palmer Ave. He had been shot multiple times. He was taken to an area hospital, where police said he died.

Police also identified a man and woman killed in a shooting several blocks west of the Johns Hopkins Hospital campus in East Baltimore on Wednesday.

They were Tranell Dansbury and La Tonya Denise Battle, who turned 31 the day she was killed.

Battle was found shot in the head in the 1200 block of Monument St. Her last known address was listed in the first block of W. 20th St. Dansbury, 32, of the 1800 block of Chester St., was found nearby in the 700 block N. Eden St.

Police also reported several nonfatal shootings, including two women, ages 30 and 31, who were shot around 6 a.m. Thursday in Cherry Hill.

Police were called to an area hospital where the women were being treated; one woman had been shot in the face, the other was shot in the arm. They told investigators they were involved in a car accident in the 2500 block of Giles Road, after which at least one occupant of the other vehicle shot them.

On Friday morning, police said a man was shot in the neck when he and another man tried to break into a home in the 4000 block of Woodhaven Ave. in West Baltimore. A resident inside the home discharged a firearm, striking one of the men, and they fled.

Officers later responded to a hospital where they spoke with the suspect after receiving a report of a walk-in shooting victim. Northwest District detectives also interviewed a second person of interest. Neither was identified.

Police said the suspect's injuries were not life-threatening.

Anyone with information on any of the incidents is asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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