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South Baltimore neighborhood to hit fourth shooting in 15 days – CBS Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WJZ) – A person was shot in the head in the Lakeland neighborhood of Baltimore Sunday afternoon, sparking the fourth investigation into a shooting in a Southern community within the past 15 days, according to authorities.

Police say officers on patrol in South Baltimore responded to a report of gunfire in the 2600 block of Northshire Drive at 2:18pm

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During their search for the source of the gunshots, they found an “unidentified male” who had been shot in the head, police said.

That person was taken to a local hospital where he is in critical condition, according to authorities.

Police records show the South Baltimore neighborhood was recently the site of three other shootings, one of which was fatal.

On March 14, police received a tip that a 35-year-old man with gunshot wounds had gone to a local hospital.

Detectives determined that the man was shot in the 2900 block of Stranden Street, near Lakeland Elementary/High School.

Just two days earlier, on March 12, there had been two shootings along West Patapsco Avenue — a famous street that runs along the southern part of the neighborhood.

On that day, 20-year-old Marvin Pryor was shot down in the 2500 block of West Patapsco Avenue at 3:54 pm

An ambulance took Pryor to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he later died.

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Hours later, officers in South Baltimore were taken to a local hospital after receiving a report that a 34-year-old man arrived with a gunshot wound.

Detectives learned that the man was shot in the 2200 block of West Patapsco Avenue — about three blocks from where Pryor was shot.

Neighboring area residents have expressed concern about the amount of violence happening on their doorsteps.

One woman told WJZ she heard the shooting that killed Pryor and said he was lying on the sidewalk.

She said she had a hard time getting back to her apartment.

“I can’t open my blinds,” she told WJZ on March 14 as the city was reeling from another wave of crime. “If I open the curtain, I will see that young man.”

Lakeland was the site of a crime that rocked the city in 2018. That year, 13-year-old Montrell Mouzon was shot down where Patapsco Road intersected Hollins Ferry Road at 9:25 p.m. on Halloween night.

An ambulance took Mouzon to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Police later said the boy had cracked cocaine and had stolen his car keys at the time of his murder.

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Anyone with information about these shootings can contact Southern District detectives at 410-396-2499. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the Metro Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-866-7LOCK-UP.

https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/03/27/south-baltimore-neighborhood-sees-fourth-shooting-in-15-days/ South Baltimore neighborhood to hit fourth shooting in 15 days – CBS Baltimore

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