In the past week, the Northeast district has experienced its first two homicides east of Harford Rd. this year. Two men were shot, one fatally, in the 3000 block of Pelham Ave. on April 25 around 3:38 p.m.
Baltimore City Police responded to a 9-1-1 call for gunshots in the neighborhood. Police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi said police found two men suffering from gunshot wounds. Kelvin Moyd, 49, was found lying on the sidewalk of Pelham Ave. suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Moyd was pronounced dead on the scene, officials said.
A second victim, an 18-year-old Black male, who had been shot in the lower back, was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital according to Guglielmi. Police officials, said he appeared to be suffering from non-life threatening wounds. A spokesperson for Johns Hopkins Hospital, said she could not confirm the condition of the second victim.
Officials said the assailant entered the 3600 block of Findlay Rd., which runs perpendicular to Pelham Ave., and opened fire on the victims.
“We have no updates on the suspects in the shootings,” said Guglielmi to the AFRO. “We are looking into the background of the victim. [Moyd] is known to us, but right now it’s just speculation.”
According to police records, Moyd has had prior arrests in 2010 for second degree assault and possession of a controlled dangerous substance, not marijuana.
Brandon Scott, councilman for the second district, which overlaps Belair-Edison, said “We won’t be deterred by the acts of cowardly individuals.” He said the engagement of residents in the Northeast district with the police and the community association helped the district to lead the city in crime reduction in 2012.
Another shooting death occurred early April 25. Police responded to a homicide in the 4000 block of Ridgecroft Rd., where an adult male was shot at the location. The shooting occurred around 12:49 a.m.