The week is off to a violent start after two more people were killed in the city after another already violent weekend.
12 separate shootings were reported over the weekend leaving four people dead and nine injured. Now, three early Monday morning shootings bring that tally up to six dead and 10 injured in only a couple of days.
The morning started off violent after the first shooting was reported only 10 minutes after midnight in the 2700 block of West Coldspring Lane. Police say an officer heard a gunshot and a group of men running away quickly after.
They later found a 29-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his side. He was taken to the hospital and is listed in stable condition.
Less than two hours later, another shooting was reported in the Southeast District of the city in the 400 block of North Haven Street. When officers got to the location they found a 39-year-old man with gunshot wounds to the upper and lower body. He was taken to the hospital where he later died. The man was later identified as Emmanuel Cruz, of the 100 block of N. Rose Street.
Investigations indicate the man was fighting with another person that took out a gun and shot him multiple times.
The third shooting reported on Monday was just after 7 a.m. in the 100 block of Cherry Hill Road. Officers had received reports of an unresponsive man and when they got to the scene, they found him with gunshot wounds to his upper body. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The man was later identified as 42-year-old Jeremias Morales, who resided on the block where he was killed.
If you have any information about these shootings and homicides call police at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7lockup.