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Baltimore Off to Deadliest Start to Year Since 2007

A 25-year-old man, one of the victims in a double shooting Tuesday afternoon near Pimlico Race Course, has died. The death marks the city's deadliest start to a year since 2007.

Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting, which was reported to police about 12:30 p.m. in the 5200 block of Denmore Ave. in the Arlington neighborhood of Northwest Baltimore. The second victim, a 30-year-old male, was being treated at an area hospital for wounds in the stomach. The identities of the two men were not immediately released.

The 22 homicides in Baltimore in 2014 are double the number at this time last year, records show. On Monday night, a 19-year-old was shot in the Waverly neighborhood, and a 16-year-old was killed over the weekend in Northeast Baltimore.

It is the most killings the city has seen in January since 2007, when 28 were killed. Only two of this year's cases have been closed, with two linked to Robert Hopkins, who police say took his own life after shooting a man in the 2200 block of Maryland Ave. on Jan. 10.

Anyone with information on the open cases is asked to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

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