Two men were killed, two others were shot and a fifth man was stabbed on Halloween night in the city.
About 8:16 p.m., police found a 32-year-old man shot in the torso near his home in the 5300 block of Carriage Court in the Westgate neighborhood of Southwest Baltimore, just south of North Bend Elementary school. William Simmons, the victim, died just before 9 p.m. at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Police said robbery during a possible drug transaction appears to be the motive.
At 10 p.m., officers responded to the 6000 block of Marjorie Lane, east of York Road in Evesham Park. They discovered a 47-year-old man who had been shot in the head. He died at 11:59 p.m. at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Two other victims suffered non-fatal injuries in separate shootings.
About 7:18 p.m., police responded to the 1000 block of N. Broadway in the Gay Street neighborhood of East Baltimore, just north of the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins Hospital, and found a 34-year-old man shot in the legs. The victim told police he was walking on the street, when an unidentified man on a bicycle shot at him. Police said they have a possible person of interest in the incident.
About 8:30 p.m., police were called to St. Agnes Hospital, where a 23-year-old man had arrived with a gunshot wound to the arm. The victim told police he had been shot during an attempted robbery in the 900 block of South Caton Avenue in the Violetville neighborhood.
Police also were investigating the stabbing of an unidentified man that occurred about 6:10 p.m. at the intersection of South Carey and James streets in the Washington Village/Pigtown neighborhood, near Carroll Park in South Baltimore.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times