BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Seven people were wounded, three of them fatally, in two shootings that unfolded 45 minutes apart Tuesday night in Northeast Baltimore.

Officers were initially called about 6:30 p.m. to a shooting in the 5500 block of Plainfield Avenue, where they found four men suffering from gunshot wounds, Baltimore Police said.

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A 22-year-old man died at the scene and an 18-year-old man died at Johns Hopkins Hospital, police said. Two others, ages 18 and 23, were taken to a local hospital.

Based on a preliminary investigation, detectives believe the victims were sitting outside a nearby home when a gunman came up and opened fire, police said.

It was while detectives were investigating that shooting that a second round of gunfire was reported in the 3100 block of Chesterfield Avenue.

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Officers responding to a ShotSpotter alert in the area about 7:15 p.m. found two men shot, and a third man showed up at a local hospital seeking treatment.

One of the triple shooting victims, identified as 19-year-old Brian Jones, died of his injuries about 11:25 p.m. Tuesday, police said Wednesday morning.

The ages and identities of the two other victims, along with the Plainfield Avenue shooting victims, were not immediately released.

There is no word yet on a possible suspect or motive behind either of these shootings, which come as city officials are under fire over violent crime.

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Anyone with information about either shooting is asked to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Jessica Albert