Three fatal shootings in Baltimore overnight end lull in gun deaths

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A rare spate of shootings in Baltimore City this year that did not result in death ended on Friday night when a person was shot in the Brooklyn neighborhood, police said.

Two other people were shot and killed overnight, police said. Another was stabbed to death.

As of Saturday morning, police had few details on the Brooklyn shooting, which happened at around 7:45 p.m. in the 500 block of E. Patapsco Avenue. Police could not immediately confirm the death, but homicide detectives were on their way to the scene.

A witness told the Baltimore Sun the shooting victim appeared to be male.

Police said two men were shot in the Penrose/Fayette Street Outreach neighborhood, and that another man was shot just a few blocks away in Evergreen Lawn. No other details were immediately available about the shootings.

Previously, there had been about a dozen non-fatal shootings in the city in 2013 and no shooting homicides. In the last four years, the average ratio of non-fatal to fatal shootings has been a little more than two-to-one.

Staff writer Justin Fenton contributed to this report.

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