One young woman was found shot to death and another critically wounded early yesterday in a wooded section of Herring Run Park in Northeast Baltimore, police said.
Police said that they could not identify the women immediately and that they had no motive or suspects in the shootings.
A man walking along Herring Run more than a half-mile from the 4100 block of Harford Road spotted the two women just after 7 a.m. yesterday, said Detective Gerald A. Goldstein of the homicide unit.
The body of a woman believed to be in her 20s had a gunshot wound to the head and was naked from the waist down, said Dennis S. Hill, a police spokesman. An autopsy was planned to determine whether the woman had been sexually assaulted, he said.
The second shooting victim, a woman believed to be in her late 20s, had a gunshot wound in the right side of her neck. She was semiconscious when police arrived at the scene but was unable to provide any information, Mr. Hill said.
She was reported in critical condition last night at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Area residents told police they heard gunshots at about 4 a.m. yesterday.