Man killed, 6 others injured in 6 separate city shootings

Injured victims expected to survive

February 20, 2011|By Erica L. Green and Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

One man was killed and six others were injured, including a 15-year-old boy, in six separate shootings this weekend.

Police were called to Cliftview Avenue, between Harford Road and Wolfe Street in East Baltimore, where two men were shot Sunday afternoon. One man died from his injuries, the second was shot in the arm and leg.

Police have not released the victim's name.

The teenager was injured around 7:10 p.m. Saturday. Police responded to a local hospital where they found the teen suffering from gunshot wounds, said Det. Jeremy Silbert, a spokesman for the Police Department. A preliminary investigation found that the teen, who is expected to survive, had been walking in the 2200 block of North Pulaski Street when a man approached him and opened fire, Silbert said.

Silbert said that about three hours later, police found a 24-year-old man shot in the knee in the 2700 block of Gwynns Falls Parkway. The man was taken to an area hospital, where he was treated.

Detectives believe that victim had been sitting in a car in the 2600 block of Gwynns Falls Parkway when an unknown person began shooting at the vehicle before fleeing on foot.

At about 9:30 a.m. Sunday, officers were called to a downtown hospital where they found another man suffering from a gunshot wound to the thigh. Police said he was shot in the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and North Avenue.

Officers were still at the scene of a separate shooting on Sunday evening in the 300 block of East North Avenue, between Calvert and Barclay streets, where a 35-year-old man had been shot in the torso. He was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive his injuries, Silbert said.

Police are also investigating a shooting that occurred on Friday in the 1500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, near Mosher Street, where a 26-year-old man was shot in the chest. Silbert said the man is expected to survive.

Police do not know any motives or have any suspects in the shootings, Silbert said.

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