Within a 45 minute span, two people were killed and two more people were injured in separate shootings over the weekend.
On April 29 at around 10 p.m., in the 1800 block of Prestbury Street in the Sandtown-Winchester area of Baltimore, a 26-year old man was shot in the back while sitting in a car. He was driven to a nearby hospital where he is expected to recover.
At 10:15 p.m., fifteen minutes later, officers arrived on the scene of another shooting at Baltimore and Carey Street where two men had been shot. Steven Jackson, 18, of the unit block of Poppleton Street, was shot in the head. The other man, 29-year old Larry Lawson of the 4100 block of East Lombard Street, was shot in the lower abdomen.
Both men were taken to Shock Trauma where they were pronounced dead. Baltimore Police have not established a motive or identified any suspects.
Responding to a third call for a shooting Saturday night, police arrived at an area hospital at about 10:40 p.m. where they came upon a 29 year-old man with a wound from a gunshot to the head. The man told Baltimore Detectives he was shot in the Pigtown area of the 1300 block of Sargeant Street.
When officers went to that location, they saw no evidence of a crime scene.
If anyone has information about any of these shootings, Baltimore Police urge that they call citywide shooting detectives at 410-396-2221, Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.