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Police release names of Thursday's three teenage homicide victims

The Baltimore Sun

Police on Saturday released the names of three teenagers who were killed in a shooting in North Baltimore late Thursday night. They are Marquis Caldwell, 19, Franklin Morris, 17, and Tyrik Adams, 17.

A woman reached Saturday night at Morris' last known address identified herself as his grandmother, and described him as a "typical teenager." She declined to give her first name, asking only be identified as "Mrs. Morris."

Morris said her grandson was the third man in the family named Franklin Morris - her husband, son and grandson. She said her husband is the only one left.

Her son was also killed, she said. According to Baltimore Sun archives Franklin Morris Jr., 34, was shot several times at his home in the 1600 block of Smallwood St. in July 2012.

"I hope he's up there with his daddy and his uncle," Mrs. Morris said of her grandson. "I hope they got that baby in their arms."

Families could not be reached for the other two victims.

Officers on patrol in the area of York Road and Willow Avenue, just south of East Cold Spring Lane, heard gunshots at about 10:40 p.m. Thursday.

They found the three teenaged shooting victims at the intersection of Willow and Alhambra avenues, a few blocks away in the Wilson Park neighborhood. One died at the scene. Two other victims were taken to area hospitals, where they died, police said.

In other police news, a man was fatally shot in southeastern Baltimore on Friday night, police said.

At about 11:27 p.m., officers say they were called to Johns Hopkins Hospital for the report of a walk-in shooting victim. Despite medical efforts, the adult male died, police said. A Baltimore Police investigation determined the incident occurred in the 2500 block of Jefferson Street in McElderry Park.

Homicide detectives are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers 1-866-7LockUp.

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