Girl slain by teen handling gun

September 05, 1992|By Michael James | Michael James,Staff Writer

A 14-year-old girl was shot in the head and killed last night by another teen-ager who was showing a pistol to his friends in an East Baltimore rowhouse, police said.

Ivy Jones of the 1200 block of N. Montford Ave. died after being shot once in the head about 6:30 p.m. in an upstairs bedroom in the 2300 block of E. Biddle St., where she and three other friends were watching a 15-year-old boy handle the weapon.

"The boy pulled out a gun and was showing it to them. It's unclear whether he was unloading it or was fumbling with it," said Sam Ringgold, a police spokesman. "He pointed it at the girl and pulled the trigger."

After firing the gun, the boy -- unidentified by police -- ran downstairs and out the door of the house. He was still being sought early this morning.

Ivy Jones was pronounced dead at the scene.

An adult woman was downstairs when the shot was fired, police said.

In another shooting, two people were wounded when a gunman opened fire in the 900 block of E. Preston St. shortly after 9 p.m.

Antonio Williams, 18, of the 1200 block of N. Ensor St. was hit in the leg as he walked along the street; two blocks away, Renee Henson, 35, of the 1100 block of E. Preston St. was grazed in the head as she sat on her front steps, police said.

Both shooting victims were treated at hospitals.

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