Gunfire in Baltimore's Cherry Hill neighborhood late Monday has left one man dead and another wounded.
It's the first fatal shooting in Cherry Hill since December, which has historically been one of the city's most violent neighborhoods and where four people were killed last year.
The victims were walking in the 2700 block of Giles Rd about 11:30 p.m., when unknown suspects approached them and began firing weapons. A 28-year-old man, identified as Anthony Cureton, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead at 1:45 a.m., according to Det. Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman.
A 29-year-old later arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the hip, and was reported to be in good condition, police said.
The Southern District, which stretches from the southern part of West Baltimore to Brooklyn and includes Federal Hill, has seen the second fewest homicides of any of the Police Department's nine police districts, with seven murders.
The last homicide in Cherry Hill was Dec. 24, also in the 2700 block of Giles Road, when 30-year-old Damond Wallace was shot.
Police were also investigating a shooting in West Baltimore that left a 19-year-old man in critical condition. Police had few details but said an officer found the victim lying unconscious in the 900 block of N. Calhoun St. at about 10 p.m. and transported him to a local hospital. A motive was not known.
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