Two dead, two injured in recent shooting, city police say

Two men died and two others injured overnight in separate shootings, police say.

Two men died and two others were injured overnight in separate shootings, pushing the city's total number of homicides for the year to 299, Baltimore police said.

A school police officer was driving in the 1500 block of E. Preston Street at about 11:20 p.m. when they were flagged down by a person who reported a shooting in the 1200 block of N. Caroline Street, police said. Officers responded to the area in the east side neighborhood of Oliver and found a 31 year-old man with a gunshot wound to the chest.

He was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

A man who shot on Nov. 4 in the unit block of North Bentalou Street in West Baltimore died of his injuries on Friday. Police identified him Saturday as 32-year-old Tavon Allen of the 5300 block of Jamestown Court.

Police said Allen was shot multiple times while sitting inside a car. He was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he later died.

At 12:50 a.m. Saturday, officers were called to the 4100 block of Amos Ave. in Northwest Baltimore for a shooting, where they found a 30-year-old man who had been shot in the left buttock. He was taken to an area hospital and is expected to survive.

Witness told police the suspect has dreadlocks, and fled on foot, west on Amos Ave.

At 4:15 a.m. Saturday, officers were called to the rear of the 600 block of Macon St. in Greektown for a shooting, where they found a 27-year-old man who was shot in the neck. He was taken to an area hospital and is listed in stable condition.

The victim told police that he and a friend were approached by an unknown man holding two semi-automatic handguns. The suspect yelled "kick it out", and without warning fired a shot from one of the guns, striking the victim. The suspect then ran north from Macon Street.

Police on Saturday also identified Gerald Stokes, 38, of the unit block of Janper Court, who was killed in a shooting on Tuesday in the 5200 block of Windsor Mill Road.

Anyone with information on the homicides is asked to call detectives at 410-396-2100. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call the Metro Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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