Baltimore police investigating three weekend shootings

City police are investigating three weekend shootings, one each in West, Southeast and North Baltimore.

The first two occurred Saturday. In the first, the victim was shot in the back by a suspect wearing a mask, police said. In the second, the victim had a bullet graze his head.


The victim in the third shooting, which occurred late Sunday, sustained injuries so severe that homicide detectives were called to the scene.

About 1:38 p.m. Saturday, police said they responded to the 2900 block of McElderry Street for a report of a shooting.

A 21-year-old man there told police he was parked in the 500 block of N. Streeper Street in the McElderry Park neighborhood of Southeast Baltimore when he was shot by an unknown man wearing a gray hooded sweat shirt and a black ski mask.

The man said he ran north on Streeper Street and the suspect ran in an unknown direction. Police suspect robbery was a motive in the shooting.

The man was taken to an area hospital with a non-life-threatening wound to the back, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Southeast District detectives at 410-396-2422.

Just before midnight Saturday, police were called to the 2600 block of Lauretta Avenue in the Rosemont Homeowners neighborhood in West Baltimore for a report of another shooting.

There they found a 31-year-old man lying in grass and suffering from a graze wound from a bullet on his head, police said.

The man was transported to an area hospital, police said. His injury was not considered life-threatening, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Western District detectives at 410-396-2477.

About 10:01 p.m. Sunday, police were dispatched to the 5700 block of Chinquapin Parkway, in the Glen Oaks neighborhood of North Baltimore, for a report of gunfire, police said.

They found a victim there suffering from critical injuries. Homicide detectives were called to the scene to investigate.

No further information was immediately available.