Four men killed in overnight Baltimore City shootings

Two men found dead inside vehicle, one on front steps, another a walk-in at hospital

April 24, 2011|By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun

Two men were found shot to death inside a vehicle in Southwest Baltimore early Sunday, police said — the third and fourth in a series of homicides reported within a few hours in the city overnight.

Police were called just after 2 a.m. to the 4200 block of Rokeby Road for reports of shots fired. Two victims, identified only as being in their early 20s, were found inside a vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, said Det. Kevin Brown, a police department spokesman.

Another man was shot multiple times just before 2 a.m. Sunday in the 4700 block of Sayer Avenue, police said. The 25-year-old victim had been sitting on his steps; officers found him suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso, Brown said. The victim was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he was pronounced dead about an hour later.

Just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday, officers were called to Shock Trauma for a walk-in shooting victim. They determined the 20-year-old man was shot multiple times in the 700 block of North Calhoun Street, near Harlem Avenue, Brown said. The man was pronounced dead at the hospital. Police said he had been approached by an unknown man who began firing at the him.

Police have no motives or suspects for any of the shootings, and are awaiting to release names until family is notified.

jkanderson@baltsun.com

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