Baltimore police reported on social media early Thursday morning that they were dispatched to four shootings involving five victims within three minutes late Wednesday night, continuing a stretch of violence across the city.
Baltimore has had at least one shooting or homicide every day for nine days through Wednesday. Fifteen people have been shot since May 12, and four others have been killed since May 14. Much of the violence has been in the Western District, where police have assigned more officers to attempt to prevent more.
At approximately 10:41 p.m., police were dispatched to the 2300 block of E. Preston St. in East Baltimore to investigate reported gunfire after receiving a Shot Spotter alert.
When officers arrived at the location, they canvassed the area and found evidence of a shooting. Moments later, officers were advised that the shooting victim was in the 1700 block of Monument St. being assisted by medics.
Also at approximately 10:41 p.m., police were dispatched to the 2300 block of E. Hoffman St. in East Baltimore to investigate a reported shooting.
When officers arrived at the location, they canvassed the area and found evidence of a shooting. Moments later, officers were advised that two adult male shooting victims walked into an area hospital seeking treatment for graze wounds.
The male victims, ages 50 and 54, told investigators that they were seated inside of a vehicle when a gunman began shooting and they were wounded.
Two minutes later, at approximately 10:43 p.m., police were dispatched to the 600 block of N. Fulton Ave. in West Baltimore to investigate reported shooting.
When officers arrived at the location, they canvassed the area for a possible victim and potential witnesses. Moments later, officers were advised that a 20-year-old male shooting victim walked into an area hospital seeking treatment for his injuries.
A minute later, at approximately 10:44 p.m., police were dispatched to an area hospital to investigate a walk-in shooting victim seeking treatment for a gunshot wound to the shoulder. The 28-year-old male victim told police he was shot during an argument with a man in the 4900 block of Frankford Ave. in Northeast Baltimore.
Earlier Wednesday night, a man was found with gunshot wounds near Johns Hopkins Hospital around 8:30 p.m.
Officers said the man was originally shot in the 1500 block of Bond St. but then fled several blocks on foot before collapsing in the 1700 block of Monument St.
A medic was summoned, and the victim was taken to an area hospital. His condition is unknown.
Early Wednesday morning, two men were critically injured in shootings.
At 12:22 a.m. police were called to the 4000 block of Frederick Ave. in Southwest Baltimore, where they found a man who had been shot in the face.
He was taken to an area hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, police said.
At 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers were called to the 3800 block of Hayward Ave. in Northwest Baltimore, where another man had been shot in the head.
He was also listed in critical condition at a local hospital, but homicide detectives were notified of the shooting.
Police on Wednesday also released information on a man who died as a result of a shooting June 24, 1999, in the 1100 block of Wohler Way.
Tavon Kintchen, 35, died Feb. 18 because of complications from his injuries from that shooting. His body was taken to the medical examiner’s office, where doctors ruled this death a homicide.
Ronnie Johnson, 25, was arrested the day of the shooting, charged with attempted first-degree murder, and later convicted, police said.
At the time of this incident, the victim was 15 years old and the suspect was 16.
Anyone with information on the recent shootings is asked to contact detectives at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7lockup.
Baltimore Sun reporters Jessica Anderson and McKenna Oxenden contributed to this article.