Three killed, two injured in rash of overnight city violence

Police believe two incidents might have been related to domestic dispute

December 18, 2010|By Baltimore Sun staff

Baltimore police are investigating three shooting deaths that took place early Saturday during a rash of overnight violence in the city.

Officers have also reported a suspicious death, after answering a report of a 42-year-old woman's body found wrapped in plastic in the 1800 block of E. 29th St. No further details were available.

Police believe that two of the three overnight killings being investigated as homicides were connected and might have been related to a domestic dispute. At 4:05 a.m., police were called to a shooting in the 3700 block of Ravenwood Ave. and found a 42-year-old man shot in the head. The unidentified man was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where he later died.

At 4:31 a.m., police were called to the 3100 block of E. Monument St., where they discovered a 38-year-old woman with a gunshot wound to the head. Police said they believe her death is connected to the killing of the man on nearby Ravenwood Avenue.

Police are also investigating the death of an unidentified victim found shot in the head in the first block of N. Lakewood Ave. at 6:16 a.m., but did not offer any further information pending the notification of the victim's next of kin.

There were two other, nonfatal shootings overnight in Baltimore, police said.

At 1:49 a.m., officers found a man who was apparently shot in the legs at East Preston and North Asquith streets. He was transported to an area hospital and is expected to recover. Police said three men were seen running from the scene, but they had no further information about suspects or motives.

Police also found a man shot in the neck, torso and legs in the 100 block of N. Ellwood Ave. at 5:56 a.m. He was transported to an area hospital in serious condition, police said. He was undergoing surgery and expected to recover.

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