5 shot in separate incidents Friday in Baltimore, police say

Baltimore Police shooting detectives were investigating incidents that left five people shot Friday afternoon and night.

The first two shooting incidents were reported about 16 minutes apart in the early afternoon. At 1:38 p.m., officers in the Eastern District heard shots and located a woman who had been shot in the arm in the 1000 block of E. 20th St., police said.

Then at about 1:54 p.m. police in the Western District were called to the intersection of West Baltimore and Carey streets, where they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. Police did not say where on his body he was struck, but said the injury was non-life-threatening.

Another victim hurt in the same incident showed up at a local hospital seeking treatment, police said.

Two more shootings were reported about a half-hour apart in Northeast Baltimore later in the day.

Someone was shot inside a home in the 3800 block of Echodale Ave. around 8:58 p.m. Officers found a 40-year-old man with gunshot wounds, and he was taken to a hospital, according to police.

Homicide detectives are investigating the Echodale Avenue shooting because of the severity of the man’s injuries. A neighbor across the street said they heard gunshots but didn’t know what happened.

And around 9:36 p.m. a 39-year-old man was shot at a liquor store in the 4300 block of Belair Road. He had been shot in the hand and leg, and was taken to a hospital, police said.

On Belair Road, two blocks to the immediate south and west of the liquor store had been illuminated by bright police lights prior to the shooting.

Anyone with information was asked to call the citywide shootings unit at 410-396-2221, or the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line at 1-866-7LOCKUP. Tips can also be sent by text message to 443-902-4824.

Baltimore Sun reporter Sarah Meehan contributed to this article.

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