As if in defiance of an organized plea against violence announced for this weekend, police reported four more shootings — including at least one homicide — in Baltimore in less than 24 hours.
A 32-year-old woman was found sitting in the driver’s seat of her car in the 4300 block of Seminole Ave. at about 1:37 p.m. Saturday with gunshot wounds to her head and chest, a Baltimore Police Department news release said.
Officers attempted to save the woman’s life, but she was pronounced dead at 2:41 p.m. in the University of Maryland’s Shock Trauma Center.
The release said that detectives are searching for a man wearing a black T-shirt and shorts and red sneakers who was seen running from the area.
The homicide marred what was to have been a 72-hour halt to violence this weekend called by organizers of Baltimore Ceasefire. It’s part of a campaign led by Erricka Bridgeford that’s attempting to stem Baltimore’s rising tide of shootings. The Ceasefire weekends have been held quarterly since their launch in August 2017; this weekend’s activities include a peace walk and a memorial service for victims.
Less than an hour before the Seminole Avenue shooting, officers called to the 2900 block of Grindon Ave. at 12:53 p.m. found a 25-year-old man who had been shot in the head and right arm, the release said. The victim, who was conscious and alert, was being treated at an area hospital and was listed in serious condition.
Two shootings also occurred on Friday:
Police said they found a 37-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds to the leg and hip in the 5200 block of York Road in North Baltimore at 4:45 p.m. He was taken to an area hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
The second shooting occurred at about 9:15 p.m. in the 2200 block of Garrison Blvd. in Southwest Baltimore. There, an unidentified man was suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.
He was taken to an area hospital where police said he was in serious condition.
Detectives are asking anyone with information about any of the four shootings to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. (866-756-2567.)
Through Tuesday, there had been 613 shootings this year in Baltimore, a 28 percent increase over this time last year.
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