Two killed overnight in Brooklyn, East Baltimore

Third victim recovering from gunshot wound in separate incident

April 11, 2011|By Justin Fenton and Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun

Two men were killed overnight in separate attacks in South and East Baltimore, police said.

The slayings pushed the number of people killed to 52, statistics show – 13 percent more than at this time last year, when the city went on to record its lowest murder rate in two decades.

In the first incident, an unidentified man died early Monday of injuries suffered during an attack Sunday night in Baltimore's Brooklyn neighborhood, police said.

About 11:50 p.m. Sunday, police called to the 3800 block of S. Hanover St. in Brooklyn found a man with multiple stab or sharp-force wounds to his neck and torso. The victim died at Harbor Hospital about 12:45 a.m. Monday, and police said he may have been attacked by more than one person.

At about 1:30 a.m. in East Baltimore's Broadway East neighborhood, an officer on patrol was dispatched to the 1700 block of Crystal Ave. for a report of an unconscious man sitting in a grey vehicle. Police found an unconscious man bleeding from the head, and he was determined to have been shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene by medics, police said.

Police could not immediately identify the victim.

Detectives were also investigating a shooting in West Baltimore. About 4:49 a.m. Monday, police responded to the intersection of Mosher Street and North Arlington Avenue, in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood, for a reported shooting. They found a 47-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to his left calf.

Police believe the man was standing at that intersection when a Jeep approached and someone inside began shooting.

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