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38 year old killed, 55 year old injured in separate shootings early Friday

14 shot, 5 killed in 16 hours in city
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Posted at 10:29 AM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 10:29:01-05

BALTIMORE — As a violent Thursday that saw 12 shot and four killed rolled into Friday morning, a 38-year-old man was killed and a 55-year-old man was injured as the carnage continued.

At about 12:10 a.m. police responded to a shooting in the 5400 block of Crismer Avenue in the Northwestern neighborhood of Woodmere, police said. There they found a 38-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was taken to Sinai Hospital where he died.

Police identified the man as Jason Hodge, of the 8200 block of Arrowhead Road in Pikesville.

Fewer than three hours later, officers from the Western District responded to an area hospital for a reported walk-in shooting victim at about 3 a.m. There they found a 55-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to his left wrist, police said. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Citywide shooting detectives investigated and learned the man had been shot while sitting in his car after getting food at the corner of N. Fulton Avenue and W. North Avenues in the city’s Penn North neighborhood. Police said an unknown suspect approached the car and attempted to rob the man. A struggle ensued, leading to the man being shot. He drove himself to the hospital.

Police also identified two of the victims from Thursday’s shooting deaths.

Darius Davenport was killed in the 1700 block of N. Longwood Street. The 20 year old lived in the 400 block of Shirley Mae Road.

Justin Forney was killed in the 5100 block of Charlgrove Road. The 27-year-old lived in the block where he was killed.

Anyone with information about any of the incidents can provide anonymous tips to Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. Citywide shooting detectives can be reached at 410-396-2221. Homicide detectives can be contacted at 410-396-2100.