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Monday shooting victim is Baltimore's 36th May homicide

The victim of an early Monday shooting has died, Baltimore police said Wednesday.

The homicide is the 109th in the city this year and the 36th in May. This month marks just the 10th time since 1970 that the city has endured 36 or more homicides, and the first time since Nov. 1999.

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Police said on Wednesday morning that the victim of a shooting at 12:13 a.m. Monday in the 500 block of E. 21st St. in the city's East Baltimore Midway neighborhood had died. On Monday, police said the man sustained a gunshot wound to the back of his head and was taken to an area hospital in critical condition. No further information about the victim was available Wednesday morning.

Also Wednesday, police said they were investigating a man who was shot Tuesday night in West Baltimore — the 205th nonfatal shooting this year, according to police.

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The man walked into a hospital around 11:30 p.m. with a gunshot wound to his finger, police said. Detectives learned the shooting took place in the 2700 block of Harlem Ave. in the Mosher neighborhood of West Baltimore. The man's condition was not immediately available, and police did not provide information regarding a suspect or a motive. Anyone with information may call 410-396-2477.

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