One killed, three injured in Baltimore shootings

A man was killed in a restaurant, a teenage girl was injured in a drive-by shooting and two others were wounded in three separate shootings in Baltimore between Sunday evening and Monday morning.

The fatal shooting occurred at 1:46 a.m. Monday in a New York Fried Chicken in the 1300 block of W. Baltimore St., in the city's Franklin Square neighborhood, police said. Detectives said the victim was in the carryout when an unknown suspect entered, pulled out a handgun and began shooting at the victim. The suspect fled on foot, police said. The victim was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:40 a.m., police said.

The homicide was the city's first in nine days, which matches the longest period without a killing this year.

Homicide detectives continue to investigate the shooting. By Monday morning, the restaurant, which is within sight of the state Forensic Medical Center or morgue, reopened after crime-scene technicians had combed the red-tile floor for evidence and employees had turned a video surveillance tape over to detectives.

A restaurant employee said the victim was in the crowded store with a couple of friends when a man walked in, started an argument and shot him. The victim's friends dragged him outside to West Baltimore and North Carey streets to try and take him to the hospital. But when police showed up, the man's friends fled, the store worker said. He asked to remain anonymous because he feared for his safety.

At 12:10 a.m. Monday, police responded to a double shooting in the 2300 block of Hoffman St. in the Broadway East neighborhood, where they found a 14-year-old girl with a gunshot wound to her leg and a woman with a minor graze wound to her arm. Police transported the girl to an area hospital. Paramedics treated the second victim at the scene.

Investigators said both victims were with friends playing football in the street when an unknown suspect in a silver vehicle drove by and began shooting. Eastern District detectives continued to investigate while police posted a patrol car on the block Monday morning to monitor the street. Two bullet holes pierced a front window and tore through white blinds of a nearby rowhouse.

Residents on the block say Bloods and Black Guerrilla Family gang members have been feuding in recent days.

At 10 p.m. Sunday, patrol officers in the Mondawmin neighborhood heard gunshots in the 1900 block of W. North Ave. and went to the scene. Officers canvassed the area until they came upon a man who had been shot in the right forearm. He was taken to an area hospital.

Police do not have any suspects. Western District detectives are investigating.

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