Teen shot 11 times in chase Mosher St. teen runs for his life, is shot down, hospitalized.

August 23, 1991|By Frank D. Roylance and William B. Talbott | Frank D. Roylance and William B. Talbott,Evening Sun Staff

A West Baltimore teen-ager ran for his life last night, but was finally shot down in the street by three pursuers who were firing handguns and a sawed-off shotgun.

Derrick Green, 15, of the 2500 block of Mosher St., was listed today in serious but stable condition at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Police said Green has as many as 11 gunshot wounds.

But hospital spokeswoman Ellen Beth Levitt, citing a state law that took effect July 1, said she could not characterize Green's wounds or say whether he was in the hospital's intensive care unit.

Investigators were looking for a 19-year-old man who lives in the area of the attack. He was being sought for questioning in the shooting.

The motive for the attack was not known.

Police said they were called to the 1100 block of Stockton St. at 8:15 p.m. after receiving a report of a shooting.

A block away, in the 1200 block of Riggs Ave., they found Green lying on the sidewalk.

Witnesses told police Green had been chased by three young men, all firing at him.

At one point, they said, the one with the shotgun dropped the weapon, which was picked up by a fourth man, who fled with it.

Police said they recovered six 9mm bullet casings along the 1100 block of Stockton Street.

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