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Elera Osaro, 20, was charged with murder in the death of Christopher Carter, 19. (Baltimore Police Department)

Baltimore just saw its most violent weekend of 2016. The third weekend of February counted 5 Baltimoreans among its victims.

Two people were murdered in a double shooting on the afternoon of Feb. 20. The two men, Anthony Daniels, 20, and Quindell Ford, 15, of Baltimore died at the hospital after being shot around 1:40 p.m. on Feb. 20 on the 2300 block of West Lafayette Avenue, police said. According to police, the two men were sitting in a car in the Bridgeview-Greenlawn neighborhood of West Baltimore when someone shot them both. Daniels lived on the 1100 block of Stricker Street, according to police and Ford lived on the 1300 block of North Carey Street. Neither man had any prior convictions in Maryland.

About a mile away from where that shooting occurred another Baltimorean was stabbed and later succumbed to his wounds at the hospital. Police said Christopher Carter, 19, was fatally stabbed in the chest by Elera Osaro, 20, of Nottingham following an argument over money around 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 21 on the 700 block of West Lafayette Avenue. Osaro has been arrested, charged with murder and was being held in the Central Booking and Intake Facility pending a bail hearing. Osaro currently has a case pending in Baltimore City for malicious destruction of property.

Later that same day, police said, a 20-year-old man died at the hospital after being shot multiple times around 1:30 p.m. on the 2300 block of Denison Street near Walbrook Junction. Police have not yet publicly identified or released the victim’s name.

That same night, Gerard Hill Jr. a 22-year-old man died at the hospital after being shot multiple times around 8 p.m. on the 1700 block of Hilton Street in the Rosemont community.

Police said the investigations of the last two murders remain ongoing.