Body of shooting victim found on porch near Pimlico

Unidentified man, 30, discovered about 12 hours after police initially called to scene

May 14, 2010|By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore police officers responding to a call for a suspicious death two blocks from the Pimlico Race Course on Friday found the body of a man who had been shot and possibly left on the front porch of a house for as long as 12 hours.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said officers had searched the area about 1:30 a.m. Friday after someone called 911 to report hearing gunshots. But he said the officers found nothing.

Detectives do not yet know if the gunshots from early Friday were related to the body found in the afternoon, but Guglielmi said detectives were investigating that possibility.

About 1:30 p.m., someone called to report a man had died on the porch of a house in the 3300 block of Paton Ave., just south of Park Heights Avenue, near a Pimlico parking lot in Northwest Baltimore, according to Guglielmi. A fence and bushes separate the lot from the street.

The spokesman said the victim was 30 years old and had been shot several times in the head. He had no additional information.

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