Three men were shot in separate incidents in Baltimore on Tuesday, in North Baltimore, near Johns Hopkins Hospital, and in West Baltimore, police said.
At about 10:10 p.m., a man was shot multiple times in the 700 block of Mello Court, in a cluster of townhomes northwest of Johns Hopkins Hospital. Police said he was expected to survive his injuries.
In a separate incident at about 5:10 p.m., a man was shot in the upper torso and injured in the 2200 block of Fulton Avenue, police said.
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Officers were dispatched to the 3700 block of Greenmount Avenue about 12:05 a.m. and, while en route, found the man wounded in the left arm and back in the 3400 block, police said. He was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Detectives believe the man was closing his store for the night when he was approached by two men armed with a handgun who told him he was being robbed. The suspects went into the victim's pockets and stole his belongings before the victim ran southbound on Greenmount Avenue. Police said the suspects fired several shots as he ran, striking him twice.
Greenmount Avenue straddles Guilford and Waverly, east of Johns Hopkins University and Union Memorial Hospital and west of the old Memorial Stadium. The 3700 block is just north of the Oakenshawe community.
Police had promised a beefed up presence in the area earlier this month following a string of street robberies — some of joggers — in the neighborhoods surrounding Hopkins. Police had said they had first taken notice of the trend after a group of men stole a vehicle in Waverly on Aug. 2 and drove around North Baltimore, confronting at least four people and stealing cell phones from runners.
Police have made several arrests of juveniles and at least two adults suspected in many of those robberies including one man police suspect is responsible for a Roland Park shooting and attempted robbery that seriously wounded another man earlier this month.
Across the city, police have been dealing with a spike in shootings in the last two weeks.
Baltimore Sun staff writer Justin George contributed to this report.