2 killings bring city's homicide total to 100



Two shooting victims who died early yesterday pushed Baltimore's homicide total this year to 100, five more than at the same time last year, police said.

Jamal Gwaltney, 23, was shot several times in the upper body while standing in the 2500 block of Marbourne Ave. shortly before 11 p.m., police said.

He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died about 2:45 a.m. yesterday.

Police said that a burgundy Mercury Marquis with tinted windows was seen being driven away from the area after gunshots were heard. Investigators said they knew of no motive or suspects. The victim had been on probation through November 2008 on a second-degree murder conviction, police said.

A short time later, police said, Darryl E. Long, 38, was shot several times in his home in the 4500 block of Marble Hall Road, in Northeast Baltimore's Northwood neighborhood.

A police spokesman said that Long may have been forced into the house in a dispute over money, and then shot. He was found in the dining room.

Long died at Johns Hopkins Hospital at 12:45 a.m. yesterday, police said. Police are seeking information on suspects or motives in the killing.

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