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Three shot, two of them dead within an hour in Baltimore

A double shooting in East Baltimore and another in West Baltimore
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Posted at 10:39 PM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-03 20:10:39-05

BALTIMORE, Md. — Baltimore Police are investigating two shootings that claimed the life of two men on Wednesday evening.

7:55 p.m.

Baltimore Police officers were called to the 1600 block of North Durham Street for a reported shooting when they found 30-year-old Octavius Blackwell suffering from gunshot wounds.

Police say Blackwell was transported to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was pronounced dead after arrival.

Moments later, while officers were at the scene of the shooting, they were informed of a walk-in shooting victim at an area hospital. Officials say the 37-year-old walk-in shooting victim was also shot on North Durham Street but was driven to the hospital.

Homicide detectives are investigating this incident.

8:51 p.m.

Baltimore Police were dispatched to the scene of the 900 block of North Monroe Street when they 29-year-old Rodriguez Sawyers suffering from gunshot wounds.

According to police, medics transported Sawyers to University of Maryland Shock Trauma, where he later died.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Baltimore Police Department’s Homicide detectives, at 410-396-2100.

Those who wish to remain anonymous can utilize the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line, at 1-866-7LOCKUP.