Two killed, five injured in Baltimore shootings

Two people were killed and five were injured in shootings in Baltimore Sunday night and Monday.

Two people were killed and five were injured in shootings in Baltimore Sunday night and Monday, Baltimore police said.

A man in his 20s was found shot in the head at about 7 p.m. Monday at North Pulaski Street and Clifton Avenue in Mondawmin, police said. Police said he had a handgun in his hand when he was found. He was taken to a hospital where he died, police said. He was not identified.

Just over an hour later, another man was shot multiple times in the head in the 1100 block of Cleveland St. in Pigtown, police said. He was listed in critical condition at a hospital, police said.

At about 9:10 p.m., a 44-year-old man was shot in the chest in the 1600 block of Locust St. in Curtis Bay, police said. He was in serious condition.

The shootings followed a woman being killed and a 17-year-old boy being injured in a double shooting late Sunday in Curtis Bay, police said. It's unclear whether the two Curtis Bay incidents are related.

Police said Tabitha Holtman, 25, was found lying in the middle of the 1600 block of Church St. with multiple gunshot wounds to her back, and was pronounced dead on the scene at about 11:45 p.m. A 17-year-old boy also was grazed by a bullet in the incident. He was treated at an area hospital.

Police said the victims were walking in the block when they heard gunshots from behind them and ran. Anyone with information about the case may call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

In a separate incident early Monday morning, a man was shot in the Carrollton Ridge neighborhood, but is expected to survive.

The 29-year-old victim was found with a gunshot wound to his back in the 200 block of S. Fulton Ave. around 2:15 a.m., and told police he had run from the 1800 block of McHenry St. after being shot. He was stable at a hospital later Monday morning, police said.

Southern District detectives are investigating. Anyone with information may call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Of the 263 homicides in Baltimore this year, 21 of the killings have happened in South Baltimore. That's 13 percent higher than the district's average annual homicide rate since 2010 — with more than two months to go in 2015. Three other homicides have occurred this year within blocks of Sunday night's shooting in Curtis Bay.

Homicides spiked in May and July following the riots over the death of Freddie Gray from a fatal spinal injury sustained in police custody.

Baltimore Sun staff reporter Colin Campbell contributed to this article.

cwells@baltsun.com

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