Three men were shot in three separate incidents in Baltimore on Saturday, according to police — two of them just minutes apart in the afternoon. One of the victims died.
At about 1:15 p.m., a 39-year-old man was shot in the 300 block of N. Monroe St., in the city’s Penrose neighborhood, police said. Homicide detectives were notified because of the severity of the man’s injuries, police said.
The man, who was not identified, was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. Homicide detectives are investigating.
At 1:20 p.m., a 46-year-old man man was shot during an attempted robbery in the 2000 block of McCulloh St., in the city’s Druid Heights neighborhood near Madison Park, police said. The man’s injuries were not considered life-threatening, police said.
Police only recently introduced a new tactical response to clustered shootings, and dispatchers followed those protocols after the two afternoon shootings, given that they happened one after the other — reminding officers to check hot spots and be proactive in their policing.
A third man had been shot early Saturday morning, police said.
Officers responded to a reported shooting at about 2:58 a.m. in the 4600 block of Northwood Drive, in the city’s New Northwood neighborhood, and found a 24 year-old man with a nonfatal graze wound, police said.
A crime scene was located at the intersection of Northwood Drive and Crofton Road, police said. The man was transported to an area hospital.
Anyone with information in the homicide is asked to call detectives at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7-LOCK-UP.
Anyone with information in the non-fatal shootings is asked to call detectives at 410-396-2221 or Metro Crime Stoppers.