By CBS Baltimore Staff

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 33-year-old Baltimore man was hospitalized Friday morning after he was shot in his back yard, authorities said.

Patrol officers called to a shooting in the 4500 block of Birchwood Drive about 7:41 a.m. found the victim shot multiple times, Baltimore Police said.

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The man was taken to a hospital, where he is listed in critical but stable condition.

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Based on a preliminary investigation, detectives believe the man was in his back yard when he was shot by an unknown assailant.

No other details about the shooting were immediately known Friday morning.

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Anyone with information about this case is asked to call police at 410-396-2488 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

CBS Baltimore Staff