BALTIMORE, Maryland – Sunday afternoon, a 26-year-old man was killed by a shooter while leaving a store, according to Baltimore Police. He died later at the hospital.
Police found the victim who had been shot in the buttocks at 2:40 p.m. in the unit block of North Spring Street in the Washington Hill neighborhood.
The man had been leaving a store on Spring Street when he was shot by an unknown person. The person was wearing a mask, police said. Detectives predict that the motive of the shooting was a robbery, police said. Robberies rarely escalate into murder unless something goes seriously wrong. Evidently, something went very seriously wrong in this instance.
The man was conscious and breathing when he arrived at Johns Hopkins Hospital, but he died at the hospital. The police are not going to release his name until they notify his family. They’re also still conducting their investigation, so it may be a security thing for them to not release his name.
Not the Only Baltimore Shooter That Night
Another man was killed in a shooting Sunday evening in the 2100 block of Sinclair Lane. We don’t have many details about this shooting, but we know that it happened.
The killings ended a streak of six days without a killing in Baltimore following a call for a Ceasefire last weekend. An off-duty Washington, D.C., police officer was killed that Saturday. And near the Northwestern district police station, a man was killed Monday morning, but the city did not see a homicide from that point until Sunday afternoon’s shooting death.
Anyone with information can call detectives at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7 LOCKUP. Tips also can be texted to 443-902-4824. If you know anything about either of the Sunday shootings, please reach out to the authorities. They need your help to keep Baltimore safe.