Police at the Southwestern District reported that three people were shot between Monday night and yesterday evening in apparently unrelated incidents in the 4600 block of Manordene Road.
One of the victims was a 15-year-old boy who was shot during an argument with two other youths over a girl, police said.
And in a fourth shooting, a 14-year-old was in critical condition today after he was shot in the back by an unknown assailant about 9 o'clock last night in the 700 block of Linnard St., police said.
The first Manordene Road shooting occurred about 9:30 p.m. Monday.
Police said Jason Thomas, age unknown, of the 4400 block of Wentworth Road, was arguing with two men in the 4600 block of Manordene Road when one of them pulled out a handgun and shot him.
Mr. Thomas was being treated at Liberty Medical Center, police said.
About 9:20 p.m. yesterday, police found Eric Dobson, 19, of the 300 block of Mount Olivet Lane, lying on the pavement in front of 4649 Manordene Road, bleeding from a gunshot wound to the back of the head near the left ear.
Mr. Dobson was in critical condition today at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.
Shortly before midnight, Tracy Davis, 15, of the 4600 block of Manordene Road, was arguing with two other youths over a teen-age girl when one of them pulled out a handgun and shot him in the wrist, police said.
Police said the suspects, teen-agers known as "Chip" and "Frank," fled and were being sought.
Davis was treated at St. Agnes Hospital and released.
In the fourth shooting, police found Damion Jingles, 14, of the 600 block of Allendale St., lying on the ground on Linnard Street, bleeding from a gunshot wound to the back.
He was in listed serious and stable condition today at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
Police said the wound resulted in the surgical removal of the youth's left kidney and spleen.
Homicide detectives and district police investigating all four shootings said no arrests had been made, but information provided by witnesses and informants may lead to arrests.