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Six Injured, One Dead In Pair Of Baltimore Shootings

BALTIMORE (WJZ) -- Six people were injured and one person is dead in a pair of shootings in east and west Baltimore Friday afternoon, police said. One person sustained life-threatening injuries.

Officers responded around noon to a Shot Spotter alert in west Baltimore. At the 1800 block of Castle Street, they found three men shot, who were 19- 32- and 44-years old.

Less than an hour later, officers responded shortly before 1 p.m. to another Shot Spotter alert in the 600 block of Laurens Street. There, three victims were rushed to hospitals.

Officers then learned of a fourth victim who walked into an area hospital for treatment. One of the victims died.

Police identified three of the victims as two 50-year-olds and an 18-year-old. The identity of the person killed remains unknown.

WJZ spoke to residents fed up with the violence.

"It goes on all the time, said West Baltimore resident Anthony. "This has gotta stop man. Our city needs to find a way to come together."

He said shootings are far too common in his neighborhood.

"I know when I wake up In the morning I'm going to hear it, and before I go to bed I'm gonna hear it, and it's sad," Anthony said.

Resident Orisa Brown said it wasn't always this way.

"I've been living around here all my life," Brown said. "Pennsylvania Avenue was such a joy to be around here, and its a shame I had to get old, 74, and see it run down into this,"

Now, she has friends afraid to leave home.

"There are other seniors that are scared to come out and you can't fault them!"

Anyone with information in the shootings is urged to contact detectives at 410-396-2433.Those who wish to remain anonymous can utilize the Metro Crime Stoppers tip line, at 1-866-7LOCK-UP. You can also submit an anonymous online text-tip to Metro Crime Stoppers by visiting the MCS Maryland website.

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