Mother, daughter caught in cross-fire outside their West Baltimore home In a 2nd shooting, man is hit at ATM

July 31, 1992|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Staff Writer

A West Baltimore woman and her teen-age daughter early yesterday became the latest victims of gunfire after a man apparently decided to use bullets to settle differences with two other men.

City police said Bwanda Smith, 40, and her 14-year-old daughter were wounded about 12:20 a.m. while sitting on the front steps of their apartment building in the 3000 block of Normount Court ** near Gwynns Falls Park.

One man, armed with what appeared to be a 9mm semiautomatic handgun, appeared at one end of the block.

At the same time, at least two other men appeared at the opposite end of the block. Neither of the latter two appeared to be armed, police said.

Police said the man with the gun fired several shots at the other men.

Both Mrs. Smith and her daughter, whose name police declined to reveal, received shoulder wounds.

Police said the mother and daughter ran into their home and sought safety in a room.

The gunman and the men at whom he had been firing fled.

Police recovered several shell casings lying on the ground. They appeared to come from a large-caliber handgun, police said.

Ms. Smith and her daughter were taken by ambulance to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where they were listed in satisfactory condition.

Investigators said it appeared the shooting was the result of an ongoing dispute and did not involve drugs.

Second shooting

In another city shooting, an eastern Baltimore County man was wounded in the back about 11 p.m. during an attempted robbery at a 24-hour teller machine in the 1100 block of N. Charles St.

Police said Daniel Blevins, 30, of the 7400 block of Gunpowder Road in Oliver Beach, was about to withdraw money from the teller machine when he was approached by a gunman who demanded his money.

Police said it was not clear what occurred next, but that Mr. Blevins was shot twice.

Police said the gunman fled without taking any money.

Mr. Blevins had one gunshot wound in the lower back and another in the left arm.

fTC He was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he later was listed in good condition.

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