3 die in separate shootings

Woman also injured

homicide toll rises to 105 for the year

May 13, 2007|By Laura McCandlish | Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter

Three men were shot to death, and a woman suffered gunshot wounds in separate incidents in Baltimore on Friday night and yesterday, city police reported.

Two of the men were killed in East Baltimore, while the nature of the third death is being investigated.

The latest shootings bring Baltimore's homicide total to 105 this year, nine more than at this time last year, city police spokesman Matt Jablow said.

An officer on patrol found the body of a 29-year-old man in the 2200 block of Robb St. about 1 a.m. yesterday in the East Baltimore-Midway neighborhood, east of Greenmount Avenue, said city police spokeswoman Nicole Monroe. Antoine Deshawn Hawkins of the 600 block of Streeper St. had been shot several times and was pronounced dead at the scene, Monroe said.

FOR THE RECORD - An article in Sunday's Maryland section about three weekend homicides gave the incorrect location for where a body was found Saturday. The man's remains were found in a bedroom of a house in the 1700 block of N. Dallas St. THE SUN REGRETS THE ERROR

Hawkins' death is the first homicide in the Midway neighborhood this year, according to police statistics. Last year, five people were killed in East Baltimore-Midway, two within blocks of Greenmount Avenue. A second male homicide victim was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore at 11:20 p.m. Friday. The name of the victim, who was found about 20 minutes earlier in the 900 block of N. Chester St. in East Baltimore, was being withheld until relatives are notified, police said.

The third male victim, who was not identified, was found dead in bed at his home in the 1700 block of S. Dallas St. in East Baltimore about 10 a.m. yesterday, Monroe said. Police said they found family members at the scene but have yet to determine whether the death was a homicide.

In the fourth incident, at least three men opened fire on a woman who was in front of a vacant house in the first block of S. Hilton St. in West Baltimore about 10:30 a.m. yesterday, police said.

The suspects fled on foot south on Hilton Street. The woman, who was shot in the arm and leg, was being treated at a hospital, Monroe said.

Police would not release the victim's name, saying she is now a protected witness in the attempted murder.

laura.mccandlish@baltsun.com

Sun reporter Gus G. Sentementes contributed to this article.

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