There were two homicides in Baltimore on the first day of 2018, after three people were shot in two separate shootings.

The first reported at about 3:40 p.m. in South Baltimore’s Mount Claire neighborhood on Eagle St. near Monroe St. and Wilkens Ave.

The victim, 16 year old Andre Galloway, was found shot in the neck. Galloway was transported to Shock Trauma where he died a short time later.

Crime Scene – Graphic: AP

Galloway’s family and friends remember him in social media with one cousin writing “Evil never takes a break and the devil don’t go on vacation…” and to, “pray for his mother during this hard time.”

Andre’s mother wrote “I can’t believe they took my son.” Andre was her youngest son according to a family member.

Efforts from the AFRO to reach out to Galloway’s mother went unanswered.

One family member who did not want to be identified for this story, said that she didn’t want to speak about Andre without his mother’s permission.

An employee of the SEED School of Maryland, a college-preparatory, public boarding school confirmed that Andre did attend the school calling him, “forever a saber,” referring to the school’s mascot.

Two hours later, at 5:45 p.m. two men were found shot in a White Infiniti in the Parkside Shopping Center on Goodnow Road, in Northeast Baltimore.

The 30 year- old driver, Brian Taylor, was shot in the head and torso area and was pronounced dead a short time later after being taken to a hospital.

The other man in the car has not been identified as Baltimore City doesn’t identify those that survived shootings but he was shot in the hip and taken to a hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

There are suspects in either case.

Anyone with information about either homicide is asked to call detectives at 410-396-2221, or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.