Two dead, four wounded on Wednesday as Baltimore violence continues

Posted at 10:56 PM, Oct 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 16:34:01-04

The violence continued on Wednesday in Baltimore, following a deadly Tuesday that saw three people killed and eight others wounded.

The latest incident occurred before 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Officers in the Northeast District responded to the 4100 block of Harris Avenue for a report of a shooting. Upon their arrival, they located a 42-year-old male suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to an area hospital.

Investigators believe the victim was shot following a dispute.

Just about two hours earlier, officers in the Northern District were dispatched to the 2200 block of W. Northern Parkway to investigate a reported shooting. There officers found two males, ages 37 and 24 shot. Both were taken to a local hospital.

Detectives learned a vehicle pulled beside the victims vehicle and began opening fire.

Baltimore Police are also investigating three other Wednesday shootings, all less than two miles apart.

After noon a 26-year-old man was shot in the back and torso in the 2600 block of Saint Benedict. The man was taken to University of Maryland Shock Trauma for treatment. 

He succumbed to his injuries Thursday and was pronounced dead at the hospital by medical personnel.

Earlier in the day after 8 a.m. a 24-year-old man was shot in the 2400 block of Baker Street in West Baltimore. The victim later died at an area hospital, marking the cities fourth homicide since Tuesday.

About six hours earlier at 1:31 a.m., the City logged it first Wednesday shooting in the 2000 block of W. Saratoga Street. A 21-year-old man was shot in the leg.

In response to the recent spike in violence, Interim Police Commissioner Gary Tuggle pledged Wednesday to deploy officers in administrative positions to patrol to assist in curbing the crime.