By Michelle Richardson, Special to the AFRO
The Baltimore Police Department (BPD) is investigating five separate shootings, Oct. 16 that left several people injured and three men dead.
The shooting violence started a little before 2 a.m. and by 8 p.m., at least eight people had been shot including a 69 year-old woman according to the BPD.
At 1:40 a.m., officers responded to the 5300 block of Cordelia Avenue in Northwest Baltimore where they found a 69-year-old woman who had been shot.
Approximately an hour and a half later, a 36-year-old man walked into a hospital with a gunshot wound to the back; investigators determined he had been shot in the same incident as the 69-year-old woman.
Both victims who had not been identified by press time are expected to survive.
Several hours later at 9:04 a.m., police responded to a report of another shooting in the 2900 block of Westwood Avenue in West Baltimore. There officers found a 21-year-old male and a 18-year-old female.
According to investigators, both victims were sitting in a car when a gunman approached and opened fire.
Both victims suffered from non-life threatening injuries.
Three men were shot in the Penn North neighborhood around noon according to police.
The 2400 block of Pennsylvania Ave., outside the Penn Super Market at the corner of Cumberland Street, was blocked off in both directions as police investigated and collected evidence.
According to police, a call was dispatched for shots fired at approximately 12:11 p.m. When officers arrived on the scene, they found three men suffering from gunshot wounds.
One of the victims, a 29-year-old male was shot in the torso. He was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
The other two victims, a 35-year-old and a 37-year-old were shot in the foot and the calf respectively. Their condition was not immediately known at press time.
Approximately two hours later, police arrived at Fayette St. near Monroe St., in West Baltimore for yet another shooting.
A man was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to an area hospital where he later died.
The final shooting on Oct. 16 was also a fatal shooting. Police responded to N. Carey St. and Riggs Ave. in West Baltimore, just after 6 p.m., where they discovered a 52-year-old man shot in the head. He died later at an area hospital.
Police are investigating all of the shootings, but have not divulged motives for any of them at this time.
Police ask anyone with information to contact them at 410-396-2100, or leave an anonymous tip with Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.