BALTIMORE, Md. — A violent Thursday rolled into Friday, as 12 people were shot, with four killed, in 12 hours in Baltimore Thursday, and then an additional two people were shot, with one dying, early Friday.
That makes for 14 people shot, with five killed, in nine incidents across the city fewer than 24 hours.
The most violent incident occurred in the city's Druid Heights neighborhood. Baltimore Police were investigating reports of five men shot near the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and Bloom Street.
According to police, around 6:15 p.m. Thursday, patrol officers heard gunshots coming from the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and responded to the scene.
Officers originally found two shooting victims on the 500 block of Bloom Street, then spotted the third shooting victim on Pennsylvania Ave and School Street. The fourth victim was later found on the 1800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, and the fifth victim was located at the intersection of North Avenue and Monroe Street.
Police say a 26-year-old shooting victim died and the remaining four men – a 35 year old shot in back, a 19 year old shot in the hand, a 25 year old shot in the lower back, and 46 year old shot in the buttocks – were transported to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Officials believe all five men were in the 500 block of Bloom Street when they were shot by one suspect. Homicide detectives have assumed control of the investigation.
A homicide was reported around 7:30 p.m. Police say a 39-year-old man was shot on the 6300 block of Tramore Road and was later pronounced dead from his injuries.
At about 9 p.m., a shooting was reported in the 3600 block of East Lombard Street. Police say a 42-year-old man was shot in the back and transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
READ THURSDAY SHOOTINGS BELOW:
31-year-old man shot in Morrell Park
READ FRIDAY SHOOTINGS BELOW:
12:10 a.m. & 3 a.m.
38 year old killed, 55 year old injured in separate shootings early Friday
Anyone with information regarding these shootings is asked to call 410-396-2100 or 410-396-2221, or call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. You can also text tips to 443-902-4824.