Four dead and several wounded in citywide violence

Baltimore City police are dealing with a spate of violence that left four men dead and three others wounded Monday in several neighborhoods across the area.

The victims were shot in five separate incidents, including double shootings on Boone Street in Better Waverly and on South Eaton Street in Highlandtown, police said.

According to Det. Jeremy Silbert, a spokesman for the police department, one victim was shot about 11:45 a.m. in the 2700 block of Beryl Avenue in the Biddle Street neighborhood of East Baltimore. Officers arriving on the scene found a man in his early 20s. He was taken to an area hospital, where he died a short time later, Silbert said.

The first of the two double shootings occurred about 7 p.m. in the 2600 block of Boone Street, near Greenmount Avenue. An unidentified man was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he died at 7:33 p.m. of gunshot wounds. Another man, 19, was taken to an area hospital for treatment of a leg wound.

Officers responded to a 9:30 p.m. call about a man who had been shot in the 1800 block of Rutland Avenue, Silbert said. His condition remains unknown.

The second double shooting occurred around 10:15 p.m. in the 200 block of South Eaton Street. A 32-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of gunshot wounds to the torso, police said. A 50-year-old man remains hospitalized in serious condition.

A seventh shooting in the city was also a fatal. Officers found a 25-year-old man at 10:22 p.m. in the parking lot of the Maple Glen Apartments in the 5600 block of Frankford Avenue, near Sinclair Lane. He had been shot in the head and was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview, where he died at 10:59 p.m.

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