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Baltimore Police Investigating First Murders Of 2018

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- Baltimore just recorded its first two murders of the year after struggling with a per capita record number of killings last year.

Baltimore Police say the first shooting happened in the 2000 block of Eagle St. on New Year's Day at 3:40 p.m. -- not even 16 hours into the new year.

Officers found a man who had been shot in the neck. The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was initially in critical condition, but later died.

The second shooting occurred just hours later, around 5:45 p.m., in a parking lot in the 5100 block of Goodnow Rd.

Officers found two men sitting in a white Infiniti suffering from gunshot wounds. Police say a 30-year-old was in the driver seat suffering from wounds to the head and torso. He was pronounced dead a short time later at an area hospital, authorities say.

The passenger, a 36-year-old was found suffering from a gunshot wound to the hip.  That victim was taken to an area hospital with a non-life threatening injury.

Anyone with information about either homicide is asked to call detectives at 410-396-2221, Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP, or text a tip using the BPD Mobile App.

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