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Three killed Sunday in Baltimore City after quiet start to weekend

One man was fatally shot and two others were stabbed to death in separate incidents Sunday in Baltimore, marking another deadly day for a city that’s experienced a recent spike in violence.

The killings followed a relatively quiet start to the weekend — no homicides or other shootings were reported either Friday or Saturday.

Officers were called to the 500 block of Normandy Ave., a residential street in the city’s Allendale neighborhood, around 7:30 p.m.

There, they discovered a 24-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center and was pronounced dead soon after arriving.

Meanwhile, at the scene, the blue lights of police cars flashed as detectives searched the ground with flashlights for bullet casings and knocked on the doors of neighbors.

Nearby, a young woman cried so hard she bent over, spitting onto the ground, unable to contain her sobs.

It was the third killing of the day.

Two men were stabbed to death in separate incidents hours earlier.

Just after noon, a 59-year-old man was stabbed during an argument with a family member in the 2900 block of Brighton St. in Baltimore’s Northwest Community Action neighborhood. Police identified the victim Monday as Preston Merritt. He was taken to an area hospital and pronounced dead.

Less than two hours later, a 27-year-old man was fatally stabbed in the 1600 block of Bruce St. in Sandtown-Winchester, approximately a mile from the first stabbing incident. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Police said the incidents were not related.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Baltimore Police Department’s homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

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