Two Baltimore Killings Reported on First Day of 2018

Two men died in shootings Monday afternoon, marking the city’s first homicides of 2018, police said.

The killings come as the city continues to struggle to curb violence. Baltimore saw the highest number of killings per capita in 2017, with 343 homicides.

Police were called about 3:40 p.m. to the 2000 block of Eagle St. in the Carrollton Ridge neighborhood in South Baltimore for a shooting. Officers found an unidentified man who was suffering from a gunshot wound to the neck.

He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center where he died a short time later, police said.