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Eight injured in shootings across Baltimore Monday

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Posted at 10:29 PM, May 03, 2021

BALTIMORE — Eight people were injured in shootings across Baltimore City Monday.

The first shooting took place just after midnight when a 31-year-old Ephraim Gordan was found suffering from an apparent gunshot wound in the 3700 block of Fords Lane. He was transported to an area hospital where he later died.

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Just around an hour later, another 31-year-old man was shot in the 3700 block of Hayward Avenue.

Right before noon, a 31-year-old woman was found dead with a gunshot wound in the 2800 block of Clifton Park Terrace, then, around 3 hours later, two additional women walked into a local hospital with gunshot wounds. One of the victims died from her injuries and the others condition is currently unknown.

Investigation revealed the victims were parked inside a vehicle in the 600 block of N. Fremont Avenue when a vehicle pulled alongside their vehicle and an unknown suspect inside that vehicle opened fire, without warning.

As dusk fell on Monday, another shooting occurred, three people injured in North Baltimore.

A 30-year-old man was shot in the leg and back in the 500 block of Gorsuch Avenue and another man, a 23-year-old who had been shot in the abdomen and buttocks. A short time later, a 25-year-old man had been located in the 3400 block of Greenmount Avenue. That victim had been shot in the ankle.

On Tuesday, during a COVID-19 related press conference, Governor Larry Hogan was asked about this spike in violence. He said three things needed to be done to help the City's crime: have tougher laws; do not defund the police, which is Mayor Brandon Scott's plan; and have a prosecutor that's willing to prosecute crimes.

Mayor Scott and Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby both responded to Governor Hogan's remarks via Twitter.