Three victims of shootings in hospitals

May 11, 1992

Two men and a woman who were shot and seriously injured in separate, unrelated incidents Saturday night in Baltimore were still hospitalized yesterday.

In two of the incidents, in which the victims were at home when shot, police said they lacked motives and suspects.

In one, police said that Lisa C. Ragin, 19, was shot once in the chest about 10 p.m. Saturday as she tried to escape from a gun battle that had erupted on her street.

"She was sitting on her front steps," said Sgt. Roger Nolan of the homicide squad. "She tried to get out of the way, but she was struck by a bullet."

Ms. Ragin, of the 1500 block of East Federal Street, was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where she was listed yesterday in stable condition.

Police said they do not know who shot her.

In a second incident, police said Jerome Wells was shot once in the chest as he approached the back door of his house to check out a noise.

Mr. Wells, 38, of the 400 block of East 21st Street, was shot about 10:20 p.m. Saturday night.

Police said he was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment.

Again, police said they did not know who shot Mr. Wells or why.

In another incident, Darryl A. Jordan, 30, was standing in the 3200 block of West Baltimore Street about 7 p.m. Saturday night when he was shot by an unknown suspect for no apparent reason, police said.

Mr. Jordan, of the first block of North Abington Avenue, was taken to University Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition. A suspect in the shooting was described as a black male in his 40s wearing a brown jacket.

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