3 killed, 2 injured in Baltimore shootings over violent weekend

Northeast Baltimore is seeing a recent spate of homicides.

Three men were shot to death and two other victims were injured in Baltimore over a violent weekend that saw a double shooting Sunday in East Baltimore and another killing Saturday night on the city's northeast side, the eighth murder in that part of the city so far this year.

The man killed Saturday night was found shot in the head in the 5300 block of Frankford Ave. in the Frankford neighborhood around 11 p.m., and was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police identified him on Monday as Marvin Barrett, 23, of the 1600 block of Northbourne Road.

Police said they do not know the motive for the crime. Anyone with information may call 410-396-2100.

More people have been killed in the Northeast police district, the largest district in the city, than any other this year. The Western and Southwestern districts have each had five homicides this year. In 2014, the Northwestern police district saw the most homicides — 39 — and the Northeast district investigated 32.

The second murder victim, later identifiend as Derrick Dargan, 25, of the 3000 block of McElderry Street, was shot in the head along with a woman who was shot in the leg and back just after 2 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of N. Ellwood Ave. in Ellwood Park/Monument, police said.

The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment, and her condition was not released. Officers found the victims in the 3000 block of Monument St., police said.

The weekend's third shooting death happened Sunday at about 3:41 p.m., when a man was shot in the head in the 4500 block of N. Rodgers Ave. in Woodmere later Sunday, police said. Police later identified him as Tavares Swinson, 29, of the 1400 block of Longwood Street.

Police on Monday also identified an 18-year-old man fatally shot Friday in the 3000 block of Liberty Heights Avenue as Victor Underwood.

Another man was shot in the face shortly Saturday shortly before midnight in the Perkins Homes public housing community in Southeast Baltimore and was listed at a hospital in critical condition, police said. Detectives also were investigating a motive for the shooting, which happened in the 200 block of Mason Court.

Baltimore Sun reporter Jessica Anderson contributed to this story.

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