BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore just recorded its first two murders of the year after struggling with a per capita record number of killings last year.

Baltimore Police say the first shooting happened in the 2000 block of Eagle St. on New Year’s Day at 3:40 p.m. — not even 16 hours into the new year.

Officers found a man who had been shot in the neck. The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was initially in critical condition, but later died.

The second shooting occurred just hours later, around 5:45 p.m., in a parking lot in the 5100 block of Goodnow Rd.

Officers found two men sitting in a white Infiniti suffering from gunshot wounds. Police say a 30-year-old was in the driver seat suffering from wounds to the head and torso. He was pronounced dead a short time later at an area hospital, authorities say.

The passenger, a 36-year-old was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the hip.  That victim was taken to an area hospital with a non-life threatening injury.

Anyone with information about either homicide is asked to call detectives at 410-396-2221, Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP, or text a tip using the BPD Mobile App.

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Comments (28)
  1. …………….and they’re off.

  2. In most of these cases it’s just takin’ out the trash.

  3. Jimmy VA says:

    Maryland Liberal Democrats are to blame.

  4. Good thing you’re holding down those nasty police, right Baltimore?

  5. Scut Farkus says:

    Baltimore: I’ve been in nicer, safer porta potties.

  6. I see the slum rats are intent on setting yet another new murder record.

  7. Seems like the city didn’t support the police, so the police quit. And now you have a murder capital. These things aren’t difficult to figure out.

  8. Taking their lead from Baltimore, the ‘Killing Fields’ in St Louis also rang in the New Year with a double homicide. With half the population, they recorded 205 murders and will probably retain the lofty position as America’s Most Dangerous City. Ah, the results of total Democrat rule since 1950.

  9. Don Stickney says:

    How can this be?! The Confederate monuments in Baltimore have been taken down! The crime rate should be ZERO!

  10. biglouie15 says:

    The people complaining that they want more police protection are the same ones that keep voting for dems who have been excoriating the police when they do their job which has resulted in less police protection. GO FIGURE.

  11. Don McCoy says:

    What a CESSPOOL! That’s what you get with YEARS of Democrat “leadership” and a criminal class who have arranged to have law enforcement stop policing them…

  12. I have some information for police. The perps were blacks.

  13. So the friendly folks of Baltimore continue to murder each other, and the loonies want to blame police whom they hate and despise anyway.

  14. Mike Miller says:

    Were any Confederate Flags reported in the area?
    Perhaps White milk bottles on the doorstoops at the scene?

  15. The BLM thugs got their way and this is the result.

  16. asudad90 says:

    I wonder how long the Democrat base is going to put up with this nonsense? Lies, corruption, violence, Civil Disobedience is all liberals know. Look at Ferguson, Chicago, Detroit, is this what you want America to be?

    Plantation Blacks, anarchists and illegals are the base of the Democratic Party..Pat the blacks on the head and give them special programs, Well you can’t be “Special”, Violent and equal.. All in for TRUMP

  17. Black lives competing to be the first Baltimore murder of 2018. And the winner is…….

  18. Chicago had better get on the sick or the Democrats that run Chicago are going to lost their first place standing by the Democrats that are running Baltimore. I know the left are really interested in being the to murder cities. That is why the left wont let the police do their job and then complain about gun control that they know wont make a difference. But it is worth it to the Democrats because the criminals will vote for them that is why the are trying to change the law that has always keep felons from voting and every felon knows they will lost their voting rights if is the price they know they will have to pay.but the democrats need those votes and feel they are surrounded by body guards and really don’t care about the citizens.

  19. Hey Baltimore, how those black lies working out for ya.

  20. Welcome to Baltimore! Come on vacation….stay cause your dead.