By CBS Baltimore Staff

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Two men were shot within a minute of each other in separate parts of Baltimore earlier Friday afternoon.

Officers responded to the 1800 block of Moreland Avenue for a shot spotter alert at around 2:44 p.m. They found a 31-year-old man who was suffering from gunshot wounds.

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He was taken to Shock Trauma where he was pronounced dead shortly after.

A minute later, in a different part of the city, officers responded to the 5200 block of Cordilia Avenue for a report of a shooting at around 2:45 p.m. They found a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

He was taken to Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

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Homicide detectives are asking anyone with information to contact them at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup.

A woman was killed earlier Friday as well in a separate shooting.

Baltimore City Police Commissioner Michael Harrison and Mayor Brandon Scott released statements later Friday.

“Today, I visited several of these homicide scenes and at this time, we do not believe any of these incidents are related. Our Department is working aggressively with smart deployments to prevent this level of violence and apprehend those responsible for these incidents,” said Commissioner Michael Harrison.

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“Violent crime is our biggest challenge, and reducing it remains my top priority. I will continue to work with BPD and our community partners to combat the unacceptable violence that we endured today,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott.

CBS Baltimore Staff