Two men killed, 6 others injured in shootings across Baltimore

Four incidents occur over an hour early Tuesday, police say

April 05, 2011|By Yeganeh June Torbati and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

Two men were killed and six others were injured in a spate of shootings over an hour early Tuesday across Baltimore, according to police.

Just before 1 a.m., officers called to the 2800 block of W. Mulberry St., near Western Cemetery in Southwest Baltimore, for a reported shooting found 20-year-old Roosevelt Tillman lying in an alley, suffering from gunshot wounds to his torso and limbs.

Police say he and another man had been sitting in a vehicle when a gunman approached and opened fire. Tillman was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in critical condition and later died. The second victim was wounded in the left hand and walked into a nearby hospital for treatment, police said.

According to court records from a March handgun arrest, Tillman lived in the 1500 block of W. Fayette St., where police were called for a double-shooting a half-hour later Tuesday. It was not clear if there was a connection.

Investigators believe the Fayette Street victims were among a group sitting on steps of a home. A 32-year-old man was struck multiple times and was taken to a local hospital, while a 24-year-old man later walked into a hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening, police said.

At 1:46 a.m., police responded to the 200 block of Harmison St., in the Carrollton Ridge neighborhood in South Baltimore, and found two men, ages 28 and 19, suffering from gunshot wounds to their shoulder and leg, respectively, officials. A third man, 24, walked into an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg.

And about 1:50 a.m., a 24-year-old man was shot twice near the 3400 block of Powhatan Ave., near Hanlon Park in Northwest Baltimore. According to their preliminary investigation, police said the man died of his injuries and homicide detectives were notified. He was not immediately identified.

Forty-seven people have been killed in Baltimore this year, up nearly 18 percent compared with this time last year.

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