A man died Sunday after he was found in a car, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, in an alley less than a block from Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore.
Baltimore police were called to the 300 block of East 33rd Street around 6:30 a.m. Sunday and discovered the victim — then still alive — in an alley behind the neatly kept rowhouses there. Police did not identify him but said he was in his 20s and had been seriously injured.
The man died later at Johns Hopkins Hospital, police spokesman Detective Jeremy Silbert said.
"Homicide detectives are investigating to determine if he was actually shot at that location or somewhere else," Silbert said.
It's possible the man was trying to drive himself to the hospital after having being wounded. The alley lets out on Guilford Avenue, alongside Union Memorial.
Karina Conkrite, 31, who lives in a rowhouse nearby, said she didn't hear shots. She said she wasn't aware that anything unusual had happened.
"Living close to the hospital, you get pretty used to ambulances," she said.
The area is officially part of Oakenshawe but is often identified with Charles Village. A variety of rowhomes on the block are painted cheerful colors of pink, blue and green. A crime scene complete with police tape isn't normal, residents say.
"It's not a neighborhood where you have that kind of stuff happen," said Barbara Gudenius, who lives across the street from where the man was found.