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Five slain in two Baltimore shootings, police say

Three were killed in one shooting, according to authorities.

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At least five people were killed in two shootings in Baltimore on Friday night, the Baltimore police said.

Three men were killed about 8 p.m. in the 5200 block of Fairlawn Avenue. Two were found outdoors, and one was found in a building. All three died at the scene, police said.

A fourth person went to a hospital with wounds that were not considered life-threatening, according to the police. The incident occurred indoors and spilled outside, the police said.

Fairlawn Avenue is a commercial strip that includes warehouse-style structures. It is near a light-rail line.

About 10:20 p.m., a man and a woman were found fatally shot in the 4300 block of Pennington Avenue, the police said. Both victims suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died at the scene, police said.

Pennington Avenue is in a commercial and residential section of the Curtis Bay area of Southwest Baltimore.

Baltimore drew attention last year for a reduction in the homicide rate. The city recorded fewer than 300 slayings for the first time in a decade.