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Man grazed by bullet in city's first shooting in more than a week

A man was struck in the neck by a bullet in Northeast Baltimore late Thursday that was the city's first shooting in more than a week.

Officers responding to reports of a shooting at 11:25 p.m. in the Orchard Ridge neighborhood and found a man with a gunshot wound to the right side of his neck.

Detectives believe he was walking home in the 4500 block of Green Rose Lane when an unknown man tried to rob him at gunpoint, police said. The two struggled and the victim was shot in the neck. The suspect fled the scene, police said.

The victim was taken to an area hospital where police said he was listed in stable condition.

Northeast district detectives were investigating, and anyone with information may call 410-396-2455.

The last shooting incidents in the city occurred on Feb. 13, when police were involved in a pair of shootings — one of them fatal. Prior to that, the last reported shooting was Feb. 11, when a man walked into an area hospital with a gunshot wound.

No one has been killed in Baltimore since Feb. 11, a streak that contrasts sharply with the start of the year when 27 homicides occurred in January. So far this year, 33 people have been killed.

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