As if in defiance of an organized plea against violence announced for this weekend, police reported seven more shootings — including at least one homicide — in Baltimore in less than 24 hours.
A 32-year-old woman was found sitting in the driver’s seat of her car in the 4300 block of Seminole Ave. at about 1:37 p.m. Saturday with gunshot wounds to her head and chest, a Baltimore Police Department news release said.
Officers attempted to save the woman’s life, but she was pronounced dead at 2:41 p.m. in the University of Maryland’s Shock Trauma Center.
The release said that detectives are searching for a man wearing a black T-shirt and shorts and red sneakers who was seen running from the area.
The homicide marred what was to have been a 72-hour halt to violence this weekend called by organizers of Baltimore Ceasefire. It’s part of a campaign led by Erricka Bridgeford that’s attempting to stem Baltimore’s rising tide of shootings. The Ceasefire weekends have been held quarterly since their launch in August 2017; this weekend’s activities include a peace walk and a memorial service for victims.
Six other shootings occurred on Friday:
Less than an hour before the Seminole Avenue shooting, officers called to the 2900 block of Grindon Ave. at 12:53 p.m. found a 25-year-old man who had been shot in the head and right arm, the release said. The victim, who was conscious and alert, was being treated at an area hospital and was listed in serious condition.
Police said they found a 37-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds to the leg and hip in the 5200 block of York Road in North Baltimore at 4:45 p.m. He was taken to an area hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
A 17-year-old boy was shot in the inner thigh shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday in Southwest Baltimore. Police said they went to the 2400 block of Christian St. for a report of gunshots, but did not discover the victim until he walked into a nearby hospital at 7:34 p.m. The victim is in good condition, police said.
At about 9:15 p.m. in the 2200 block of Garrison Blvd. in Southwest Baltimore, an unidentified man was suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to an area hospital where police said he was in serious condition.
Police were called to the 1200 block of North Luzerne Avenue about 10:50 p.m. and found a 20-year-old woman with gunshot wounds to the shoulder and upper arm. She was transported to an area hospital with injuries police said were not expected to be life-threatening.
Less than an hour later, a 20-year-old man sought treatment at an area hospital for a bullet graze wound to the back of the head, police said. A gunshot detection system suggested the shooting occurred around the 500 block of North Luzerne Avenue at about 11:41 p.m, police said.
The victim said he was sitting on steps at the intersection of Jefferson Street and North Luzerne Avenue when he heard a pop and started running, police said. The victim told police he did not see who fired the gun.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about any of the shootings to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP (866-756-2567).
Through Tuesday, there had been 613 shootings this year in Baltimore, a 28 percent increase over this time last year.