Three men shot, two fatally, in Baltimore in separate Tuesday shootings

Two men were killed and another injured in separate shootings in Baltimore on Tuesday.

Officers found a 19-year-old man with gunshot wounds in the 500 block of Hoffman St. in Upton around 3:15 p.m. The victim was taken to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries, according to police.

Earlier, officers responded at 2:49 a.m. to the 2400 block of Garrison Ave. in the Cylburn neighborhood for a reported shooting and found a man with a gunshot wound to his back, police said.

The man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

At about 1:31 a.m., police responded to a hospital and found a 42-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds to his groin, thigh and calf.

The victim told police he was walking in Druid Heights near the corner of Division and Bloom streets when he thought he heard firecrackers. Then he realized he had been shot, police said.

Police also announced that a 33-year-old who was shot July 1 had died, and they identified three additional homicide victims:

» The 33-year-old, Irwin Johnson of the 1600 block of Sanzo Road, died after being shot in the 1800 block of Ramsay St. in the Carrollton Ridge neighborhood.

» Omari Forrester, 31, of the 1300 block of W. Lombard St., was killed on July 1 in the 1900 block of N. Charles St. in Charles North on Sunday morning.

» Nicko Chase, 46, was the woman who died after being shot in the 3700 block of W. Fifth St. in the Brooklyn neighborhood of South Baltimore on July 4.

» Tarik Jackson, 33, of 1400 block of E. Lafayette Ave., died July 5 after being shot in the 500 block of Denison St. in the Allendale neighborhood.

Police urged anyone with information about the shootings to contact homicide detectives at 410-396-2100, shooting detectives at 410-396-2221 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7lockup.

Baltimore Sun reporter Christina Tkacik contributed to this article.

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