SHOOTING: Western District -- Police reported that an assailant with a semiautomatic handgun fired on a house in the 2500 block of Salem St. early yesterday, wounding two men inside. Police said Martin Ferguson, 23, of the 1500 block of Richland Ave., and Mark Smith, 24, of the Bronx, N.Y., were each shot around 2:20 a.m. yesterday while they were in the living room. Police said the gunman escaped and that both men were taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where Ferguson was treated for a gunshot wound to the back and Smith for a bullet wound of the hand. Police said each was listed today in stable condition. Police said five empty shell casings were found outside the house. No motive was given for the shooting.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Tracy Norman, of the 1600 block of N. Appleton St., reported she was walking in the 1600 block of Mosher St. Saturday night when she was accosted by a man with a handgun who demanded her money. Police said the gunman escaped with $30.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Police reported a man with a handgun accosted Willie Griffin, of the first block of N. Gilmor St., as he walked in the 1300 block of W. North Ave. Saturday night and robbed him of his watch and prescription eyeglasses. Police said the property was valued at nearly $400 and that before the gunman escaped, he struck Griffin on the head with the gun. Police said Griffin was slightly injured but declined medical treatment.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Bernice Bell, of the 2200 block of W. Lexington St., told police she was in the 1100 block of W. Baltimore St. Friday night when a man robbed her of her purse after hitting her in the head with a pipe. Police said the man escaped with cash and property, all valued at nearly $400, and that Bell was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where she was treated for a head injury and released.
STABBING: Western District -- Police reported that Dorothy Sheppard, of the 1500 block of Mountmor Court, was listed today in critical but stable condition at the University of Maryland Medical Center after she was stabbed in the upper left leg during an incident with another woman in her home Saturday night. Police said a knife used in the assault severed an artery. Police said the other woman, who is known by Sheppard, was being sought.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Marie Smith, of the 4300 block of Parkton St., reported she was in the 1800 block of Baker St. Saturday night when she was assaulted by a man who knocked her to the pavement and robbed her of her wallet. Police said the man escaped cash and property, all valued at $15.
SHOOTING: Western District -- Johnell Rhue, an out-of-town resident, reported he was walking in the 1700 block of W. Lanvale St. late Saturday night when someone shot him in the left leg. Police said Rhue was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he was listed today in good condition. Rhue told police he knew of no reason why someone would shoot him.
RAPE/ARRESTS: Western District -- Police arrested two brothers and charged them with the rape of a woman inside a house in the 2200 block of Reisterstown Road. Police said the victim reported she was forced into a rowhouse early Sunday by two men and ordered to undress in a bedroom. The woman told police she was held down on a bed by one of the men while the other raped her. Later, the woman escaped and called police. Police investigating the incident arrested Clarence Ellis, 28, and his brother, Calvin, 31, both of the 2200 block, and charged them with assault and rape. Police said the men appeared before a District Court commissioner who ordered them held without bond pending a bail review hearing today in District Court.
SHOOTING: Western District -- Corey Braxton, of the 2000 block of McKean Ave., reported he was in the 1700 block of N. Payson St. yesterday when someone fired a BB gun at him. Police said the pellet struck Braxton in the face and that he was taken to a hospital for treatment and released.
CUTTING: Western District -- Gregory Smith, of the 500 block of Sanford Place, reported that during an argument with another man Sunday night in the 2300 block of Division St. he was stabbed in the left shoulder. Police said Smith was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center for treatment. Later, police arrested Lawrence Green, 28, of the 2300 block of Division St., and charged him with aggravated assault and assault by cutting. Police said Green was held overnight at the station lockup on $8,500 bail pending a bail review hearing today in District Court.
ROBBERY: Western District -- Police reported that James Carr, of the 800 block of N. Appleton St., was in the 1800 block of Edmondson Ave. Sunday night when he was accosted by two men, one with a handgun, who robbed him of his wallet containing more than $100.