2 shootings push city's homicide total to 251

December 13, 2003|By Del Quentin Wilber | Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF

Baltimore police are investigating two fatal shootings Thursday night that pushed the city's homicide total to 251, two below the total number of homicides last year.

Police said that Irving Marshall Lee Jr., 23, was found with a gunshot wound to the head in the 2600 block of Shirley Ave. in Northwest Baltimore about 10:20 p.m. Thursday. He was taken to Sinai Hospital, where he died about 12:30 a.m. yesterday.

Detectives know of no motive and have no suspects in the killing, according to police officials.

Yesterday, police identified Darnell Stokes, 31, of the 9000 block of Saracen Drive in Garrison in Baltimore County as the man shot in the 1600 block of W. Baltimore Street about 8 p.m. Thursday.

Stokes was found lying in the street near Good Times Carryout, bleeding from a head wound, police said.

He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died about 20 minutes later.

The city has experienced 21 killings in the past 24 days, police said.

Anyone with information about the recent deaths is urged to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

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