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One dead after double shooting in SE Baltimore

Posted at 5:48 PM, May 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-13 17:49:08-04
The paramedic's gloves, the crime scene tape and a cautionary tale of being aware of your surroundings---they are all that remain after a double shooting on an isolated block of Manor Avenue on the city's edge of Dundalk.
 
"I just moved two weeks ago over to another place," said Ed Hamilton. "I don't like coming out at night, because the back of my building I used to live in over here was dark and the prostitutes and the drugs come through the back of the building."
 
Police say two men were walking in this block at 10:45 Thursday evening when an armed man attempted to rob them.
 
"That suspect pulled a gun (and) shot the first victim in the head multiple times,” said Detective Donny Moses of the Baltimore City Police Department. “Before he could turn and shoot the second victim, the second victim actually tried to fight him.  He was ultimately shot. The suspect dropped the gun and fled the location."
 
Paramedics transported 33-year old Lionel Hill of Essex to Johns Hopkins Bayview where he died a short time later.
 
The other unidentified victim suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen and has since undergone surgery.
 
Police are hoping they find fingerprints on the murder weapon, which was left behind and they'll also test it to see if it has been used in any other crimes.
 
"The good part is we have the firearm so we will be able to compare the ballistics to other crimes,” said Moses. “At this point, we don't know, but that's definitely something we're taking a look at and we're hopeful of getting some kind of information that could lead us to the suspect."
 
If you have any information, which could help lead police to a suspect, you can call metro crime stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.