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Two people shot, one fatally, in Southeast Baltimore, police say; bullet shatters window at Hopkins Hospital

The Baltimore Sun

Two people were shot, one fatally, in Southeast Baltimore early Thursday morning, Baltimore Police said.

Baltimore police arrived just after midnight to the 1400 block of May St. in the Dunbar-Broadway neighborhood, where they found Nicholas McPherson, of the 2000 block of Oak Drive, with a gunshot wound to the head. McPherson was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he later died, according to police.

While at the scene, officers received a second call for a shooting in the 1500 block of Mulliken Court, where they found 20-year-old man who had been shot in the left foot. The victim told officers he was in the 1400 block of May Court when he was shot, police said.

A stray bullet shattered a sixth-floor window in the Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Skip Viragh Outpatient Cancer Building. There were few people in the building at the time and no one was injured inside, according to a hospital spokesman.

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The room where the window was broken and the sidewalk below have been temporarily closed until the glass is replaced.

The shooting came as state legislators are debating the creation of an independent police force for Hopkins’ three campuses, including the East Baltimore hospital.

Anyone with information regarding this murder is asked to call detectives at 410-396-2100. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Baltimore Sun reporters Sarah Meehan and Kevin Rector contributed to this article.

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