BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City Police say that 12 people have been shot, four people of whom were killed Thursday night.
“It’s a very violent day,” Michael Harrison, acting Baltimore City Police Commissioner, said.
Police also say that four people were injured, and one person was killed in a single incident in west Baltimore.
Police say that units were on patrol around 6:15 p.m. when they heard gunshots coming from Pennsylvania Avenue and Bloom Street.
The officers at the scene began their investigation and found two victims with gunshot wounds in the 500 block of Bloom Street.
As officers continued their investigation, they found a third victim at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and School Street.
Officers then found a fourth victim in the 1800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue and a fifth victim at the intersection of North Avenue and Monroe Street.
The victims were all transported to area hospitals for treatment.
A 26-year-old male victim later died from his injuries at the hospital.
The other victims are all expected to survive.
A 35-year-old male suffered a gunshot wound to his back, a 19-year-old male suffered a gunshot wound to his hand, a 25-year-old male suffered a gunshot wound to his lower back and a 46-year-old male suffered a gunshot wound to his buttocks.
Investigators believe that all five victims were in the 500 block of Bloom Street when they were shot.
Detectives from the Homicide Unit are investigating this incident.
Less than three hours before this incident, a double shooting occurred on the 500 block of Chalgrove Avenue.
Police say a man and 27-year-old woman drove to a hospital with gunshot wounds.
The man later died as a result of his injuries.
Around 7:38 p.m. police were called to the 6300 block of Tramore Road for a reported shooting.
When officers arrived, they found a 39-year-old man with gunshot wounds to his body.
The victim was transported to an area hospital where he later died from a result of his injuries.
Police were also called to the 3600 block of E. Lombard Street for a reported shooting around 8:56 p.m.
When police arrived, they found a 42-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his back.
The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Harris said that the department is working to track down suspects.
“What we know right now is that there’s no information to support that they are related, so we’re working to find out motives, were working to find out clues,” he said.
Anyone with information on these shootings is asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.
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