BALTIMORE Man murdered while driving in funeral procession
A man killed Saturday in West Baltimoreâ€™s Penrose neighborhood was driving in a funeral procession when he was shot in his car, Baltimore police confirmed Monday.
Dannta Holmes, 39, of the 1500 block of Shields Place, was found suffering from gunshot wounds in the 300 block of N. Monroe St. by officers who heard the gunfire while on patrol, said Detective Jeremy Silbert.
Holmes was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A preliminary investigation revealed suspects had approached the vehicle and opened fire before fleeing, Silbert said.
He said he did not know for whom the procession was being held.
Another shooting, in which a 30-year-old man was wounded, occurred in Penrose on Wednesday.
Baltimore police also identified on Monday two other men killed a day apart in the same neighborhood late last week.
Montrel Rivers, 20, of the 4000 block of Eierman Ave., was fatally shot in the upper body in a double shooting outside of a convenience store in the 1100 block of East North Ave. in East Baltimore Midway at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, police said.
Rivers was pronounced dead at a local hospital. The other victim in the shooting, an unidentified 22-year-old man, was shot in the leg and taken to a local hospital for treatment, police said.
At about 8:50 p.m. Friday, Ronald Preston, 30, of the 800 block of Montpelier St., was found suffering from gunshot wounds in the 600 block of Gutman Ave., also in East Baltimore Midway, police said.
Preston was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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