By AFRO Staff
Baltimore police are investigating three shootings and three homicides that occurred in a string of incidents Oct. 15-17, according to BPD’s Facebook page. The city reached 250 homicides last month and could possibly hit the 300 homicide mark before the month is over. The Mayor’s Office, in partnership with other offices and organizations in the city, rolled out the Violence Prevention Plan in the summer which is projected to significantly lower the crime rate; However, bodies continue to pile up around the city, including this weekend’s tragic events.
Northwest District patrol officers were dispatched to the 6800 block of Reisterstown Road at approximately 10:10 p.m. Oct. 15. Police say the responding officers found a 23-year-old man with an apparent gunshot wound to the right thigh. Police describe the wound as non-threatening and say that the victim was taken by medics to a local hospital.
Northwest District police officers were dispatched to the 3500 block of Rogers Avenue Oct. 16 at approximately 12:26 p.m. Police do not say what prompted police response, but upon arrival, police say responding officers began canvassing the block for shooting victims. Officers were then dispatched to a nearby hospital to investigate a walk-in shooting victim.
Police say these officers found a 20-year-old man with an apparent gunshot wound to the left leg. Police describe his injuries as not life-threatening.
At 10:45 p.m., the same day, Northeast District patrol officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 6600 block of Snowberry Court. Police say the responding officers found a 33-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds to his body. Police say the man was transported to an area hospital. After his arrival, he was pronounced dead by medical staff.
Police say the victim got into an argument with their suspect and that the suspect shot the victim then fled the scene in a black vehicle.
Northwest District shooting detectives are asking that anyone with information pertaining to the 6800 block Reisterstown Road shooting or the 3500 block Rogers Avenue shooting to call 410-396-2466.
At approximately 11:55 p.m., Western District officers responded to a “shot-spotter” alert in the 1600 block of Saratoga Street. Police say arriving officers found a 36-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper torso. Police say the man was transported by medics to an area hospital where he was declared dead shortly after his arrival.
Western District officers were on patrol at approximately 4;48 p.m. on Oct. 17. While on patrol, police say these officers heard gunfire coming from the 1600 block of Ruxton Avenue.
Police say the responding officers found two gunshot victims, both men, 23 and 44 years of age. Both men had multiple gunshot wounds, police say and were transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Police say a third shooting victim, a 22-year-old man, walked into an area hospital with a gunshot wound to his right bicep. Police describe the injury as not life-threatening. The victim reportedly told police he was also in the 1600 block of Ruxton Avenue when he was shot.
Western District shooting detectives are asking that anyone with information pertaining to the 1600 block Ruxton Avenue shooting to call 410-396-2477.
At 10:41 p.m., the same day, Southwest District officers responded to a report of a shooting at a residence in the 5000 block of Curtis Avenue. Police say the responding officers found an unidentified man with multiple gunshot wounds. Police say responding medics declared the man dead at the scene.
Baltimore homicide detectives are asking anyone with information pertaining to the 5000 block Curtis Avenue, the 1600 block Saratoga Street, and/or the 6600 block Snowberry Court shootings and homicides to call 410-396-2100.
Baltimore Police offer that anonymous tips can be called in to Metro Crime Stoppers (MCS) at 1-866-756-2587. Anonymous tips can also be submitted at the MCS website.
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