2 Dead, 9 Injured In Weekend Shootings In Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) — Two people have been killed and nine others have been wounded in shootings in Baltimore over the July Fourth weekend.

Police said a man died after he was shot in the McElderry Park neighborhood early Sunday morning.

The Baltimore Sun reports that police were patrolling when they heard shots being fired in the 400 block of North Montford Avenue. They found an unidentified man with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body. The man was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

On Saturday, a man died after he was found with a gunshot wound near Johns Hopkins Hospital in East Baltimore. Officers found an unresponsive man lying on the ground. He was pronounced dead a short time after arriving at the hospital.

Three women were injured in a triple shooting Saturday night. The women, ages 39, 45 and 62, were shot either in their hands or feet. They taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Also on Saturday, a 53-year-old woman was shot when she intervened during a robbery at a business in East Baltimore, according to a news release.

Police found the woman, an employee, suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. She was taken to a hospital in stable condition, police said.

A 14-year-old boy was shot Friday afternoon in the backyard of a home in the Belair-Edison neighborhood. Police say the boy was shot in his hip and was taken to a hospital for a non-life threatening injury.