Two men shot in separate incidents in Baltimore

Homicide detectives responding to Oliver shooting

July 22, 2013|By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

Two men were shot in two separate incidents in Baltimore on Monday morning, with homicide detectives called to one of the scenes, according to Baltimore Police.

In the first incident, officers located a man who had been shot multiple times in the 3800 block of Oakford Avenue in the Dolfield neighborhood of Northwest Baltimore about 3:33 a.m., police said. He was transported to an area hospital, where he was listed in "stable" condition, police said.

In the second incident, officers located a man shot in the back in the 1700 block of N. Bond Street in the Oliver neighborhood of East Baltimore about 9:40 a.m., police said. Witnesses told a reporter that they heard five distinct shots.

Homicide detectives were called to the scene because of the seriousness of the injuries sustained by the man, who was taken to an area hospital in serious condition, said Detective Vernon Davis, a police spokesman.

Three evidence markers were placed near the intersection of North Bond and East Lanvale streets, with detectives taking notes further up the block in front of a home. An item of clothing lay in the street.

A resident sitting on the front steps of a home, where she says she has lived for 30 years, said that though the block is full of residents unlike many in the area that are dotted with vacants, it is also rife with drug activity.

"This place is infested with drugs," said the woman, who did not want to give her name out of fear. "Somebody up there saw it [the shooting], I'll bet you that. There's those who see it and don't tell it, and there's those who live in it and don't tell it."

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