One person was shot and another killed in shootings late Tuesday while Baltimore police said a 2-year-old who died in May was ruled to have been a homicide victim. Another man was shot Wednesday night, police said.
Police found the child at 8:30 p.m. on May 7 in the 3300 block of Mondawmin Avenue while responding to an emergency call of a victim not breathing. Baltimore City paramedics treated the child and took him to a hospital but he was unable to be saved.
On Tuesday, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the boy's death homicide, Baltimore police say. The case remains under investigation.
On Wednesday, police reported the deaths of two shooting victims.
A 48-year-old man shot in the back in the 500 block of Edgewood Street in the Allendale neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon died from his injuries, police said. They did not release his name as they are waiting to contact his relatives first. A second victim survived the double shooting.
At 9:01 p.m., police responded to the 1800 block of Barclay Street in Greenmount West for a report of a shooting but did not find a victim. A short time later, police said, a gunshot victim walked into a hospital suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Police say the 27-year-old is believed to be the victim from the Barclay Street shooting. He is listed in critical but stable condition.
Nearly two hours after the shooting, officers were called to the 5200 block of Eugene Avenue of the Waltherson neighborhood for report of a shooting. They found a man with multiple gunshot wounds. He died at an area hospital, police said. Police have not released his identification. Homicide detectives continue to investigate the shooting — the second in the Waltherson section in a 24-hour period.
Police ask anyone with information to call detectives at 410-396-2100.
On Wednesday night, police found a 24-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his chest near the corner of Greenmount Avenue and 33rd Street on the north side of the city. He was being driven to a hospital, and officers followed the man to Union Memorial Hospital a few blocks away, where was treated, police said. The victim told police he had been shot in the area of Kennedy Avenue and 20th Street in East Baltimore Midway, the same neighborhood where a man was shot to death last week.
So far this year, 122 people have been killed, 37 more than last year at this time, police said. Nearly 100 more non-fatal shootings have also taken place in Baltimore.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Tuesday at a City Council Public Safety Committee hearing that most of the homicides are occurring in west, southwest and northeast Baltimore, and patrol is operating "all hands on deck" to stop the surge.
He said gang disputes and shootings related to the looting of 17 pharmacies during the April unrest is driving much of the violence.
Baltimore Sun reporter Colin Campbell contributed to this article.