Baltimore police respond to five shootings in 24 hours

Three people were wounded and two men were killed in Baltimore from Thursday evening through Friday.

At around 9:40 p.m. Friday, officers responded to Gertrude and Baker streets for a reported shooting, according to Det. Brandon Echevarria, a police spokesman. There, officers found a man suffering from gunshot wounds to his head, the spokesman said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.


About 3:54 p.m. Friday, officers called to the 200 block of N. Mount St. for another reported shooting found a man shot in the neck and torso, according to Echevarria. The victim was in stable condition at an area hospital, the police spokesman said.

Around 1:31 a.m. Friday, officers in Northeast Baltimore responded to the 5200 block of Saybrook Ave., where they found a man shot in the lower back. Investigators believe he was walking in the 5400 block of Moores Run Drive when he was shot by unknown suspects. Police said the victim was treated at an area hospital and released.


At 10:45 p.m. Thursday, a man shot in the chest walked into an area hospital, police said. Detectives believe the shooting occurred in the unit block of Monastery Ave. in Southwest Baltimore, as a shooting had been reported there at about 10:37 p.m. Police said the victim was in stable condition Friday.

Finally, at 9:52 p.m. Thursday, officers on patrol on the west side reported hearing gunfire. Responding to the 2800 block of Edmondson Ave., officers found a man with multiple gunshot wounds to his torso and arm. Paramedics took him to a hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead at 11:29 p.m., police said.

All five shootings remain under investigation, police said.

The incidents follow two triple-shootings in less than 12 hours that left one man in grave condition, according to police. Authorities have pledged to beef up patrols and closely monitor known violent offenders during Memorial Day weekend.