Update:Raynard Pratt, 37, who had been wounded in the torso, died of his injuries Thursday, according to police, bringing the total of fatal shootings over the weekend to two.
Five people were shot — two fatally — in three separate shootings over the weekend in Baltimore.
Around 7:35 p.m. Sunday, a 27-year-old man was shot multiple times in the 2400 block of Wilkens Ave. in Southwest Baltimore, police said. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.
Less than two hours earlier, three people were shot in the 900 block of North Broadway, a few blocks from Johns Hopkins Hospital, according to police.
When officers arrived on the scene around 5:46 p.m., they found one man who had been shot in the leg. Raynard Pratt, 37, was wounded in the torso. Officers soon learned of a third victim who walked into a hospital with a gunshot wound to the foot.
On Saturday at around 5 a.m., officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the head at the 1800 block of Winchester St. in West Baltimore. The man was listed as in critical condition at an area hospital, police said Saturday.
The weekend shootings took place during the third Ceasefire weekend this year — a movement meant to halt the citywide violence for a 72-hour period from Friday to Sunday.
Until Sunday, there had been no fatal shootings during the three Ceasefire events this year.
Just before midnight Sunday, Ceasefire organizer Letrice Gant, dressed all in white, scrubbed the air above the marble steps on the 2400 block of Wilkens Ave. with a bundle of smoking sage. It was a ritual cleansing of the space still stained with blood from the fatal shooting hours earlier.
The fire department had sanitized the sidewalk earlier, but a dark splotch still remained. They would need to use a power washer, said Gant.
The Baltimore Ceasefire parade Saturday was about unity, a show of pride in community in the face of so much carnage, and a message of hope after three years in a row of more than 300 annual killings, attendees said.