Two dead, eight injured in Baltimore shootings

Two people were killed and eight were injured in shootings Friday night into Saturday, continuing a spate of violence that has included 35 homicides in the past month.

Eric Diggs Jr., a 23-year-old from Park Heights, died at 8:36 p.m. Friday after police found him suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the torso in the 2500 block of Edgecombe Circle North in the Parklane neighborhood. Police were called to the scene just after 8 p.m., and Diggs was taken to an area hospital, where he died.


An unidentified male victim was pronounced dead at the scene of a shooting in the 2400 block of East Hoffman Street in the Broadway East neighborhood about 10:30 p.m. The man was shot in the head.

On Saturday afternoon, four people were shot in East Baltimore. Two men and two women were wounded around 5 p.m. in the 1700 block of North Broadway in the city's Oliver neighborhood. The conditions of the four patients was not immediately available, and police did not provide information about a motive or suspects.

Three other shootings were reported overnight. A man was found shot multiple times in the lower body in the 3800 block of Yolando Avenue in Ednor Gardens about 9:30 p.m. He was taken to an area hospital and was in stable condition, police said.

At about 2:20 a.m. Saturday, police responded to a report of a shooting in the 1500 block of Presstman Street in Sandtown-Winchester and found a man with a gunshot wound to the leg. Investigators believe the wound was self-inflicted, police said.

Just before 5 a.m., officers received multiple reports of gunfire at the intersection of Kenwood and McElderry Streets in East Baltimore. They found a man suffering from gunshot wounds in the 2800 block of McElderry Street. He was transported to an area hospital and was in critical but stable condition, police said.

A man who walked into an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm is believed to have been injured in the same incident. Police did not provide information on the second victim's condition.

Anyone with information in the quadruple shooting Saturday may call 410-396-2433.