6 killed, 2 injured in overnight shootings in Baltimore
BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- Eight people were shot, six fatally in five separate shooting incidents from Monday night through Tuesday morning.
Police say officers responded to Mount Holly Street near Rokeby Road at around 8:20 p.m. Monday and found an adult male with gunshot wounds to his chest. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.
About 15 minutes later, at 8:35 p.m., police were called to S. Bentalou Street near Frederick Avenue for a report of a shooting. Police located 28-year-old Rodney Wheatley suffering from gunshot wounds to his back and arm. Police say Wheatley was taken to Shock Trauma where he died a short time later.
Police say Wheatley was arguing with the suspect before being shot and a person of interest has been identified.
Shortly after 10:30 p.m., officers responded to a shooting call on Gertrude Street near Presbury Street and found 37-year-old Charmane Wilson suffering from gunshot wounds.
Police say officers responded to Gertrude Street at around 9:30 p.m. for reports of a common assault. As officers were investigating, they were alerted by a citizen that a shooting had just occurred in the block. Wilson was taken to a nearby hospital where she died a short time later.
At 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to Boston Street near Hudson Street for a report of an injured person. Police say an adult male was found bleeding from the forehead. The victim was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
About an hour later, officers were calling to Bonaparte Avenue near Asquith Street for reports of a shooting. Arriving officers met with four victims, three males and one female, who had been shot at the location. Police say all of the victims were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Police say a 26-year-old male and the female victim were pronounced dead at the hospital. A 24-year-old male victim is currently listed in stable condition. The fourth victim was treated and released.
Councilman Brandon Scott addressed the violence in a series of tweets Tuesday morning saying, "at last night's council meeting I again made a plea for the administration to make changes to crime fighting plan. It's not working...."
During a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, police commissioner Kevin Davis says mandatory 12-hour duty has been implemented for all patrol officers and detectives. Every sworn in patrol officer will be deployed to the street.
Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100. Those who wish to remain anonymous can utilize the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line, at 1-866-7LOCKUP or text tips and video to 443-902-4824.
So far in 2017, there have been 159 murders.