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First homicides of 2019: 4 shot, 2 killed in New Year's Day shootings

Posted at 6:56 PM, Jan 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-02 09:36:06-05

BALTIMORE, Md. — Police are investigating six separate shootings, two of them deadly, on New Year's Day in Baltimore.

Only 12 minutes into the new year, police were called to a shooting at the intersection of Light Street and Lee Street. When officers arrived, they found a 14-year-old male suffering from a graze wound to the head. The teen was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Then at 1:43 a.m., Eastern District officers arrived to an area hospital for a report of a walk-in shooting victim. There, they found an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. At this time it is unclear where the incident occurred.

According to police, the first homicide of the year was at the scene of the 4900 block of Frederick Avenue when officers found a 28-year-old man with gunshots wounds around 4:24 p.m. Medics arrived at the scene to transport the man to the University of Maryland Shock Center for treatment. The man was later pronounced dead by medical personnel shortly after his arrival.

A little over an hour later, police were dispatched to the 4200 block of Berger Avenue around for a reported shooting. Officers at the scene found a man with gunshots wounds and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The evening then ended with two shootings less than 30 minutes apart.

At 11:03 p.m. officers were called to the 1900 block for a reported shooting. Investigators say the 62-year-old victim was approached by a man armed with a handgun. The suspect announced a robbery and then shot the man in the arm before running away.

Then around 11:26 p.m., police were called to a hospital to investigate the final shooting of the night. Officers spoke with a 53-year-old man who was shot in the leg. The man told police he did not remember where he was shot, but that he walked to a fire station in the 2400 block of Annapolis Road for help. Medics transported the man to the hospital and the police were called.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Baltimore Police Department’s Homicide detectives, at 410-396-2100, or Citywide Shooting detectives at 410-396-2221. Those who wish to remain anonymous can utilize the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line, at 1-866-7LOCKUP.