1 man killed, 5 injured in Baltimore shootings

One man was killed and five others were injured in Baltimore shootings since Tuesday night, police said.

An unidentified man was found shot to death in a vacant home in the 500 block of McElderry St., in East Baltimore's Oldtown neighborhood just before 10 p.m. Wednesday, police said.


It was the 344th killing in Baltimore in 2015, the city's deadliest year in killings per capita.

About 20 minutes earlier, officers were called to the 500 block of Walker Ave. near York Road Plaza in North Baltimore's Lake Walker neighborhood, where a 21-year-old had been shot, police said.


On the northeast side just before 9 p.m., police found an 18-year-old man was found lying shot in a parking lot near the 2200 block of Corona Court in Hamilton Hills.

Police did not identify either victim or describe their injuries or conditions.

Earlier Wednesday, a 27-year-old man was shot in the chest during a dice game in West Baltimore, just blocks from a killing two days earlier, police said.

Officers were called at 11:35 a.m. for a shooting in the 1800 block of Baker St., one block from where a 22-year-old was killed in an execution-style shooting Monday afternoon.

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Finding no victim, investigators searched the area before receiving a call that the man had arrived at a hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest. There, they determined he had been shot around the corner "during an illegal dice game" in the 1500 block of Fulton Ave., police said.

Two other men were shot overnight on the east side of Baltimore, police said.

Just before 11 p.m. Tuesday, officers found a 35-year-old man shot multiple times in the 1600 block of East 25th St. in the Darley Park neighborhood of East Baltimore. The man was taken to an area hospital and was in critical condition, police said Wednesday morning.

Early Wednesday, about 12:40 a.m., police found a 25-year-old man with gunshot wounds to the face and back in the 200 block of Dallas Court, in the Dunbar-Broadway neighborhood of Southeast Baltimore.


No suspects or motives were announced in any of the shootings. Anyone with information about any of them may call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.