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Halloween gets off to a violent start: two shootings five minutes and a mile apart

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Posted at 9:20 AM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 09:27:17-04

BALTIMORE — An hour into Halloween, two people were shot five minutes and mile away from one another in Northwest Baltimore.

On October 31, at approximately 12:50 a.m., patrol officers responded to the 4600 block of Liberty Heights for a report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers located a 38 year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

The victim was transported to an area hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

A little over one mile away, at approximately 12:55 a.m., a patrol sergeant was flagged down while traveling in the 5100 block of Reisterstown Road, by a citizen, reporting a shooting in the block.

As the sergeant approached the location, citizens had already transported the victim to an area hospital.

Once at the hospital, officers located a 24 year-old male suffering from several gunshot wounds to the body. The victim is currently listed in critical condition.

Northwest District detectives are asking anyone with information to contact them at 410-396-2466 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7lockup.