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Overnight shootings are Baltimore's first June homicides

Two people were killed in shootings early Tuesday morning, Baltimore police said.

Two people were killed in shootings early Tuesday, Baltimore police said, marking the first homicides of June after an historically violent May.

Officers were called at 12:29 a.m. to the 4100 block of Grenton Avenue in the northeast neighborhood of Waltherson where they found a man with gunshot wound to his head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

About an hour and a half later, at 2:04 a.m., officers were called to the 400 block of Gold Street in Druid Heights, where they found an adult male who was shot multiple times. He was taken to area hospital where he later died from his injuries.

No further information was available on either shooting. Homicide detectives are asking anyone with information on either incident to call 410-396-2100.

The homicides are the first of June, after 43 people were killed in May — the most violent month in the city in more than 40 years.

Police reported another city homicide on Tuesday stemming from a victim in an aggravated assault who died late last month.

On May 17, officers responded to a nursing home in the 2500 block of W. Belvedere Ave. where they found Jerod Richardson, 68, injured after an altercation with another resident, Baltimore police spokesman Det. Jeremy Silbert said.

Taken to a hospital, Richardson died on May 29. An autopsy performed on Monday ruled that the cause of death was homicide by head injury, Silbert said.

Homicide detectives continue to investigate Richardson's death, Silbert said.

Police have reported 119 homicides so far this year, and 220 injured in shootings, compared to 83 killings reported at this time last year and 124 non-fatal shootings.

Police are also investigating a non-fatal shooting from early Tuesday.

At 7:35 a.m., police were called to a hospital where a man was being treated for a gunshot wound to his stomach. The victim told investigators he was sitting in his car at the intersection of Mulberry and Gilmor streets in West Baltimore when he was shot by an unknown suspect. He then drove himself to the hospital, police said.

Detectives from the Western District are investigating and anyone with information may call 410-396-2477.

Police did not release suspect information in the cases.

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