Police investigate seven weekend shootings

BALTIMORE - Seven people were shot and two died in gun-related incidents over the weekend, police said.

Most recently, they are investigating two non-fatal shootings that happened Sunday morning. 

Just before 1 a.m. officers were called to the 900 block of Jack Street in South Baltimore for a report of a shooting.  Officers found a man sitting on the  front steps who said he was asleep in his bedroom  when a knife wielding man barged into the room and demanded valuables. The victim told police he began to fight with the intruder who then pulled a gun and shot him in the hand.

The man was taken to an area hospital for treatment. In a related incident , a police cruiser responding to the shooting struck and killed a pedestrian while enroute to the crime scene.

Police said around 1:24 a.m. a 32-year-old  man was shot in the hand in the 1700 block of North Avenue. Police have no suspects or motives for the shooting.

There were four other shootings in Baltimore over the weekend, including a Friday night shooting on E. 26 th Street that left a woman dead from a gunshot to the head.

Police tweeted they are making progress on several cases and will have updates in the next few days.

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