Three killed, eight others injured in weekend shootings

Three men were killed and another eight were injured in shootings over the weekend, including one that happened during an argument over an illegal dice game.

Two men were shot Sunday afternoon near the intersection of Greenmount and North avenues in Barclay around 3 p.m., according to police. The victims, ages 53 and 56, went to an area hospital for treatment.

On Saturday, a 63-year-old man was fatally shot in the 200 block of South Hilton St. in the city’s St. Josephs neighborhood. Police were dispatched to the scene around 7:25 p.m. A medic pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Earlier in the day, a 23-year-old man was fatally shot in East Baltimore, one block from where two people were shot and wounded the previous night.

In that incident, police said, two men were shot Friday evening on the 2200 block of Harford Road. The victims, ages 30 and 40, had been shot in the legs. They were taken to an area hospital for treatment.

On Friday night, police said a 40-year-old man was killed in Southwest Baltimore after being shot and then thrown from a vehicle that crashed into a tree as he tried to flee.

The shooting occurred in the 1500 block of Washington Blvd., on the edge of Carroll Park, around 8:10 p.m.

Early Saturday morning, police say, a 40-year-old man was shot after an argument over an illegal dice game. The shooting happened in the 600 block of 38th St., around 3:10 a.m.

Five minutes later, around 3:15 a.m., a 30-year-old man was shot near the 2900 block of Edgecomb Circle after picking up the suspect in his car. Police say the victim had been offering car rides for money and that the suspect got in, robbed him at gunpoint and stole his car.

Hours later, police said a 32-year-old man was shot in the arm during a domestic dispute in the 1100 block of Cherry Hill Road West.

Around 11:17 Saturday night, a 27-year-old man was shot near the 2500 block of W. Baltimore St. in Shipley Hill.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Baltimore Police Department Homicide detectives, at 410-396-2100. Those who wish to remain anonymous can utilize the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line, at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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