Three killed in Baltimore Monday, 13 in last eight days

Five people were shot, three of them fatally, in East Baltimore on Monday, police said.

Five people were shot, three of them fatally, in East Baltimore on Monday, bringing the city's June homicide count to 13, eight days into the month.

A 26-year-old man died in a double shooting at about 11:08 a.m. in the 600 block of Aisquith St., in the Oldtown area, police said. Police identified him as Antoine Johnson, 26, of the 500 block of Bouldin St. The other victim was shot in the leg, police said. His condition was not released.

Earlier Monday morning, a man was shot to death in the 1100 block of Edison Hwy. in the Orangeville industrial area just past midnight, police said. City Schools officers found him and initially thought he had been struck by a car before realizing he had been shot. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

A man was also found dead in the 4300 block of West Bay Ave., in front of Curtis Bay Elementary/Middle School in Brooklyn Monday morning, causing the school to close for the day. The victim has not yet been identified, nor has a cause of death been determined, police said.

Homicide detectives are investigating all of the killings and ask that anyone with information to contact 410-396-2100.

Two men were injured in another double shooting just before 7 p.m. in the 1200 block of Luzerne Ave. between Berea and Biddle Street, police said. A 30-year-old was found shot in the leg; the other victim, whose age wasn't released, walked into a hospital shortly later shot in the hand, police said.

Four other people were killed over the weekend. The 13 killings in June follow 42 homicides in May. Two incidents that occurred in May resulted in homicides counted in June.

There have been 127 homicides in the city this year.

Police on Monday also identified the victim of a fatal shooting Sunday in the 2200 block of Annapolis Road in Brooklyn as Ronnie Walden, 21.

cwells@baltsun.com

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