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. 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.

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

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

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