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Two killed, four others injured in Saturday shootings, Baltimore Police say

Baltimore Police said three women — ages 55, 71 and 75 — were among six people shot Saturday, including a 21-year-old woman killed in an earlier separate shooting.

Police said the three women were shot outside, in the unit block of Arlington Avenue in the Hollins Market neighborhood, at around 2:30 p.m.

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Police learned of the shooting after the women were dropped off at a hospital for treatment. Police did not immediately provide additional details about the circumstances of the shooting, including a motive or suspects.

Just before 1 p.m., police said officers heard gunfire in the area of Vine Street. Officers began searching the area when they found a 21-year-old woman who had been shot in the rear of the 800 block of Vine St., just west of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in the Poppleton neighborhood.

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The victim, who was not publicly identified Saturday, was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Her death marks the first homicide this week, as anti-violence activists plan demonstrations for peace around the city this weekend.

Then on Saturday night, police found a person shot inside a vehicle in the 1100 block of Patterson Park Ave. at about 9:20 p.m. The victim was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead by medical personnel. Police did not release any details about the victim.

The organizers of the anti-violence movement Baltimore Ceasefire 365 are holding events around the city to stop the bloodshed. The grassroots effort was started three years ago as the city counted more than 300 murders a year.

The city has had 202 homicides so far this year.

Earlier Saturday, officers were called at 2:18 a.m. to the 3400 block of E. Lombard St., where they found a 41-year-old man who had been shot. He was taken to a hospital. Police said the man was shot nearby, in the 100 block of N. Conkling St.

Police said four other men were injured in separate shootings on Friday.

Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call police or the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Baltimore Sun reporter Alison Knezevich contributed to this story.

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