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64-year-old man killed, MTA Bus operator shot in chest in overnight shootings in Baltimore

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Posted at 9:44 AM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 11:37:47-04

BALTIMORE — One person was killed, an MTA Bus operator was shot in the chest, and two others were injured after overnight/early morning shootings in Baltimore.

On Saturday at about 10:40 p.m. officers responded to the 2500 block of Washington Boulevard for a shooting.

When officers arrived, they found a 30 year-old man (MTA Bus Operator) who was suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest. The victim was taken to an area hospital and is in serious condition.

Southwestern District shooting detectives are investigating this incident and have learned that while operating the bus, the victim got into a verbal dispute with the suspect who was a passenger on the bus.

Police say the suspect requested to get off the bus at which time the victim let the suspect off at the next scheduled stop. The suspect then got off the bus, withdrew a firearm and shot the victim. The suspect then fled the location on foot.

MDOT MTA say they are grateful for the rapid response by Baltimore City Police and Emergency Medical personnel in treatment and transport of their operator.

During that same time, officers responded to the 6200 block of Reisterstown Road for a shooting.

When officers arrived on scene, they found a 50 year-old man who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

The victim was conscious and alert as he was taken to an area hospital.

According to police, the victim is in serious but stable condition and is expected to survive his injuries.

Early Sunday morning at about 1:14 a.m., officers responded to another shooting in the 1900 block of E. Lafayette Street for a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers found a 20 -year-old man who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper left shoulder.

The victim was taken to an area hospital with a non-life threatening injury.

About three hours later, officers responded to the 1300 block of Woodington Road for a shooting.

Upon arrival officers found a 64 year-old man who was suffering from gunshot wounds to his body. The victim was taken to Shock Trauma where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Homicide detectives are investigating this murder and at this time, have no suspects or motives.

Anyone with information on any of these shootings should call police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7lockup.