Police investigate shooting near Preakness festivities

BALTIMORE - Homicide detectives are investigating a shooting in Park Heights, just blocks away from Preakness festivities.

Police said officers were called to the 3300 block of Belvedere Avenue around 4:30 p.m. for a report of a man shot. The victim was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A police spokesman at the scene said it did not appear the shooting was related to the nearby Preakness stakes.

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