BALTIMORE (AP) - Police say two women and a man were fatally shot in a west Baltimore apartment.
Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi (goog-lee-EL-mee) says police received a report of shots fired about 9 a.m. Tuesday in the 2200 block of North Fulton Avenue.
When officers entered the apartment, the victims were found wounded in what Guglielmi described as a gun battle. They were taken to local hospitals, where they died.
Guglielmi says the apartment showed no signs of forced entry, suggesting that the victims may have known their attacker.
The three slayings bring Baltimore's homicide total to 45 this year, compared with 33 at this time last year.
Police will have officers on foot patrol in the neighborhood Tuesday night.