Moments after a 35-year-old West Baltimore man talked to his pregnant girlfriend, he was gunned down in a hail of bullets while standing in the 1000 block of W. Saratoga St.
He died less than an hour later at a hospital, police said.
And in an unrelated shooting, an unidentified man died at Johns Hopkins Hospital early today after being shot while playing a video game inside a North Patterson Park Avenue restaurant in East Baltimore.
In the West Saratoga Street shooting, Donnie Chavez Dorsey, of the 800 block of Edmondson Ave., had just finished talking to his girlfriend, who is 9-months pregnant, when someone fired several shots at him, reportedly with a revolver, shortly after 11:30 p.m. yesterday.
Homicide detective Donald Licato said Mr. Dorsey and his girlfriend talked not far from the 1000 block of W. Saratoga St. and were discussing the arrival of their child.
"They were talking casually and were excited about becoming parents," the detective said.
Moments later, shots rang out in the 1000 block of W. Saratoga St. and Mr. Dorsey fell to the pavement with a bullet in his hip that traveled up and into his chest.
The man was rushed by ambulance to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he died at 12:13 a.m.
Detective Licato said residents reported hearing several gunshots but did not see anyone fleeing the area.
No arrest had been made.
In East Baltimore, a young man was playing a video game at the Monument House Restaurant in the 700 block of N. Patterson Park Ave. near Monument Street, shortly after midnight, when someone shot him from behind.
The victim was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he died a short time later.
Police were interviewing several witnesses of the restaurant shooting but no one had been arrested.