A string of unrelated shootings, over a nearly 8-hour span from the evening of April 10 to the morning hours of April 11, left eight people injured, according to the Baltimore City Police Department.

Detective Vernon Davis told the AFRO that police will continue to search for the shooters.

“We have detectives and officers patrolling every night diligently through the communities,” said Davis. “We never stop investigating. We never stop patrolling. That’s our job.”

The first incident happened about 6:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Arnold Court in East Baltimore and resulted in a man being shot several times.

The second shooting took place in the 2500 block of Loyola Northway in North Baltimore at 8:51 p.m.. Two men, ages 20 and 19, were shot – the older in the left foot and the younger in the chest, police said.

The third shooting occurred shortly after 11 p.m. in the 2600 block of Norland Road in South Baltimore. After being shot, the victim, a 19-year-old man, fled to the 2100 block of Patapsco Avenue and was taken to a hospital.

The fourth shooting happened around the same time of the third. A 20-year-old man was shot multiple times in the 1100 block of E. Madison Street, near Latrobe Homes.

At 11:57 p.m., a double shooting took place at the 3200 block of Vickers Road in Northwest Baltimore. A 24-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man were shot in the incident. Police reported that the male victim checked into a local hospital. This incident marked the fifth shooting.

While sitting in a car in the block of N. Stricker Street., the sixth victim, a 29-year-old man, was shot by an unknown suspect around 2:12 a.m. The victim was shot on the left side of his body and taken to a hospital, according to police.

Police also reported a double shooting on April 10 around 12:45 a.m. One victim was in the 800 block of Lexington Street and suffered from multiple gunshot wounds to the body. The other victim was located in the 800 block of Lexington Street and suffered a gunshot wound to the head. Both were listed in critical condition, but police reported that one victim died on April 11.

No suspects have been found in the shootings. Police urge people with information about the crimes to call 911 or 1-866-LOCKUP.


Albert Phillips

Special to the AFRO