Baltimore Police investigating three shootings, one fatal

Killings in Eastern District snap streak of more than two months without a homicide

January 07, 2012|By Justin Fenton and Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore City police were investigating three shootings that occurred Friday night and Saturday morning, including one that took the life of a 27-year-old East Baltimore man.

Police said Doral Hinton was leaving a store on Montford Street at about 7 p.m. when he was approached by an unknown man in the 2400 block of Ashland Ave. Hinton was shot multiple times in the upper and lower body, and was pronounced dead at 7:48 p.m.

Investigators did not know of a motive or suspects. Anyone with information was asked to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2012.

The killing occurred in the Eastern District, traditionally one of the city's most violent but which had not seen a homicide since Oct. 17. Two people were killed there thisweek. Hinton's death follows the fatal stabbing of 84-year-old Mary Hines, who was found in a fire at her home in the 2600 block of E. Biddle St.

About an hour after Hinton was shot, police were called to the 5700 block of Chinquapin Parkway, in North Baltimore's Glen Oaks neighborhood, where a 29-year-old man had been shot in the back during what police believe was an attempted robbery. His condition was unknown.

A 32-year-old man was also in critical condition after a shooting reported at about 2:20 a.m. at the intersection of North Fulton Avenue and West North Avenue in West Baltimore. The victim was shot in the thigh and taken to Sinai Hospital. No additional details were available, including a possible motive.

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