Two killed, two injured in shootings over Baltimore’s quarterly ceasefire weekend

Penelope Blackwell, The Baltimore Sun
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Baltimore City ends the first full weekend of November with two people killed and two injured during a “ceasefire weekend.” This brings the city’s homicide total to 284, so far this year.

Baltimore Ceasefire365, a city-wide effort to stop all killings for a 72-hour period, calls quarterly ceasefire weekends on the first weekend for the months of February, August, November and Mother’s Day weekend in May.

On Saturday, around 3 p.m., the Baltimore Police Department Eastern District arrived at Johns Hopkins Hospital where a shooting victim had recently been dropped off. Officers located an unidentified male victim who had been shot in the head, but he was pronounced dead soon after.

According to police, the person who dropped the victim off did not remain at the hospital.

The District Homicide unit detectives are investigating this murder and are asking citizens with information to call (410) 396-2100.

Later, around midnight, the Southeast District responded to a call at a barber shop in the 1700 block of Fleet Street for a shooting.

Officers located an 18-year-old man who was suffering from a gunshot wound to his groin, and a 17-year-old male who had a graze wound to his head. Both victims were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

“The two victims got into a verbal argument inside the barbershop. Both victims pulled out firearms and shot one another,” police wrote in a release. “Both are being treated at the hospital, in police custody, pending charges,” the release added.

On Sunday, at approximately 4:31 a.m., officers were in the 1900 block of Grinnalds Avenue when they heard gunshots coming from the 2400 block of Carroll Street.

Officers responded and found a 22-year-old male seated in a Honda Crosstour, suffering from gunshot wounds.

According to police, medics arrived and transported the victim to Shock Trauma where he was pronounced dead a short time later. Homicide detectives are investigating this murder.

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