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Blocks apart, 2 shot within 30 minutes in West Baltimore

Posted at 1:59 PM, Aug 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-08 13:59:27-04

In a roughly 30-minute window from Tuesday into Wednesday, two men were shot within about two blocks in West Baltimore, police said.

At about 11:43 p.m., patrol officers responded to the unit block of Poppleton Street for a reported shooting. There they found a 19-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the foot. He was taken to an area hospital where he was listed in good condition.

At 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, officers investigating the Poppleton Street shooting hear several gunshots coming from just north of their location. Police on foot headed to the 800 block of Vine Street, where they found a 50-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the back. He was taken to an area hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

Police ask anyone with information about the shootings to contact 410-396-2221 or call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.