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Five wounded when gunman shoots up dice game in East Baltimore; two men killed by gunfire elsewhere in city

An unidentified gunman opened fire onto a crowd playing dice early Tuesday in East Baltimore, and two men were fatally shot in separate shootings.

According to Baltimore Police, five men 17 to 53 were injured after a man drove by a dice game shortly after 1 a.m. on the 2300 block of Greenmount Ave. in the Barclay neighborhood and opened fire on the crowd.

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The wounded include a 53-year-old shot in his neck and head, a 26-year-old shot in his shoulder, a 19-year-old shot in his leg and foot, an 18-year-old shot in his leg, and a 17-year-old shot in his chest, according to police.

The severity of their injuries caused homicide detectives to be called. Police did not provide additional details.

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At 3:02 p.m., officers were called to the 1800 block of E. 28th St. in the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello neighborhood in Northeast Baltimore for a report of a shooting.

Upon arriving, the officers found an unidentified man who’d been shot and was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries, police wrote.

The department did not identify the victim in the shooting, and no suspect has been identified.

At 7:34 p.m., officers were called to the 700 block of N. Rose St. in East Baltimore’s Milton-Montford neighborhood for a report of a shooting.

Upon arriving, officers found a 37-year-old who’d been shot at least once. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

Police did not identify the man nor a suspect in his shooting.

Police also announced Tuesday that a 31-year-old man shot 13 years ago in West Baltimore died last week of his injuries. Police did not identify the man, but said he had been shot March 7, 2007, in the 3200 block of Phelps Lane in Carroll-South Hilton.

Anyone with information on either shooting can call police: 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.

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