3 men shot, 1 fatally, on Pennsylvania Avenue, Baltimore police say

Three men were shot, one fatally, Tuesday afternoon in the Penn North neighborhood, Baltimore police said.

The shooting took place in the 2400 block of Pennsylvania Ave. outside the Penn Super Market at the corner of Cumberland Street about 12:11 p.m. One man, 29, was shot in the torso, another in the calf and a third in the foot, police said Tuesday.

All three men were taken to hospitals, where the 29-year-old died, according to police. The conditions of the other men, ages 35 and 37, were not available.

The street was blocked off with crime tape Tuesday afternoon between North Avenue and Cumberland Street. Evidence markers were scattered outside the market at Pennsylvania Avenue and Cumberland Street.

Overlooking the crime scene from across the street at the J&Y Carry Out, Clyde Morrison said similar scenes played out too often in the area. Morrison, 65, comes to the nearby Sandtown Winchester Senior Center several times each week, and typically stops by the carryout for lunch.

“Sad to say we frequent this stuff,” Morrison said. “It’s an everyday occurrence.”

A block away, the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Pennsylvania Avenue Branch closed early. Meghan McCorkell, a spokeswoman for the Pratt Library, said there had been an altercation after the shooting that spilled into the building and rattled library staff, prompting the cancellation of an evening reading event for children featuring city schools CEO Sonja Santelises.

“Our staff defused the situation and kept customers safe. After that, police closed the library,” McCorkell said.

Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting. Police ask anyone with information to contact them at 410-396-2100, or leave an anonymous tip with Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton contributed to this article.

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