3 MURDERS, 1 MILE| Baltimore reaches its 300th homicide Wednesday night
BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- A man was shot and killed late Wednesday night in west Baltimore, marking the city's 300th homicide.
Police say officers found the 30-year-old man shortly before 11:30 p.m. on Baker Street near N. Monroe Street. Police say the man had multiple gunshot wounds to his face and upper body. He was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police say the homicide on Baker street was the third homicide on Wednesday. The first occurred at around 1 p.m. at the corner of Presstman Street and Fulton Avenue where police found a 25-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at Shock Trauma.
At 4:32 p.m., officers were called to Parkwood Avenue near Avalon Avenue for reports of gunshots heard in the area. Police say a 24-year-old man was found with multiple gunshot woulds to his body. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
This is the forth year Baltimore has seen at least 300 homicides -- 2017 and 2015 ended with 342 homicide, while 2016 ended with 318.
The rise in violence-- happening all while the city is still in the midst of determining who will lead the Baltimore City Police Department. The first of the two public hearings on the nomination of Joel Fitzgerald as Police Commissioner will be held on Saturday, January 5th at City Hall.
Anyone with information regarding any of these incidents is asked to call 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7Lockup. You can also text tips to 443-902-4824.