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2 more homicides and 5 more shootings; police investigate additional weekend crimes

Posted: 11:27 AM, Jul 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-08 15:37:45-04
2 more homicides and 5 more shootings; police investigate additional weekend crimes

In addition to the one homicide and two shootings that the Baltimore Police Department started investigating on Saturday, they must now added two more homicides and five more shootings to that list.

The first homicide happened on Saturday night, at around 11 p.m., when officers were called to the 1600 block of Pentwood Road for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found a 40-year-old man with gunshot wounds to his body.

The man was taken to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.

The second homicide happened Sunday morning, at around 4:50 a.m., when officers were called to the 1600 block of Plum Street. When they arrived, they found a 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his upper body.

He was also taken to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.

During the course of their investigation, detectives obtained video footage that shows the victim being struck by a car. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

Homicide detectives are investigating both incidents, but if you have any information, please call (410) 396-2100 or call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.

Most of the shootings occurred on Saturday, but the first one happened at 4:25 p.m. Officers were called to the 6800 block of Fairlawn Avenue for a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found a 17-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his leg. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

The second shooting happened at about 6:15 p.m. when officers on patrol heard gunshots coming from the 1800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. The officers arrived to find a 51-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his shoulder. He was also taken to an area hospital for treatment.

The third shooting happened about 2 hours later, at around 8:15 p.m., when officers were called to the 4300 block of Greenhill Avenue for a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found a 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his leg and, just like in the previous shootings, he was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

The fourth shooting happened at 10:45 p.m. when officers were called to the 3700 block of S. Hanover Street for a report of a shooting. Officers found a 30-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his body. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

However, investigators believe an unknown suspect attempted to rob a store in the 3700 block of S. Hanover Street and, during the robbery, the suspect shot the victim before leaving the location.

The final shooting happened on Sunday morning, at around 11:30 a.m., when officers were called to the 3400 block of Edmondson Avenue for a report of a shooting. When they arrived, officers found a 36-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his back and, like the previous shootings, he was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Detectives from the Citywide Shooting Unit are investigating all four of these shootings and they ask that anyone with information call (410) 396-2221 or call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.