An 18-year-old was fatally shot near Patterson Park in Southeast Baltimore on Monday night, police said.

Officers were on patrol in the 2900 block of East Pratt Street when they heard gunfire around 9 p.m. They found the teenager with a gunshot wound to his body in the same block and provided care until medics arrived on the scene.

The 18-year-old was taken to the John Hopkins Hospital, where he later died, police said.

In a separate incident, a 21-year-old man, 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy were wounded in a shooting near the intersection of Park Heights and Wylie avenues around 5:30 p.m., police said. Officers followed a vehicle with all three victims in it to an area hospital. The man and two boys are in stable condition.

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About two hours later, a 21-year-old man was fatally shot in the 6300 block of Eastern Avenue in Southeast Baltimore. He was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Even as homicides and nonfatal shootings are down compared to last year in the city, the number of young people being shot has risen sharply since last summer.

Since the start of the year, 42 residents between 13 and 18 years old have been shot across the city, and 12 have died, making it the deadliest start to a year for Baltimore teens since at least 2015, according to a Banner analysis.

Two dozen high school-age teens have been shot within approximately two blocks of 16 different city schools in the current academic year.

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