2 killed, 3 hurt in shootings 2 city children are also wounded by cross-fire

September 17, 1992|By Richard Irwin and Michael James | Richard Irwin and Michael James,Staff Writers

A man and a woman were killed and at least three others - including two children -- were injured by gunfire last night, Baltimore police said.

The first homicide occurred at 5:25 p.m. at the corner of 20th Street and Greenmount Avenue, where Ricky Dexter Washington, 21, of the 2300 block of Barclay St., was shot several times as he stood on the sidewalk, police said.

Mr. Washington, who was struck in the upper body, died at the scene. A second, unrelated homicide occurred at 8:07 p.m. in the 2800 block of W. North Ave.

Police said an unidentified man in his 20s and Vernice McLeod, 31, of the 3800 block of Forest Park Ave., were seated in the man's car when at least three men left another car and began firing handguns into the car Ms. McLeod was sitting in.

The unidentified man was shot five times in the upper body, police said. Ms. McLeod, police said, was also shot in the upper body.

Police said the two were taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where Ms. McLeoad died a short time later. The unidentified man was listed in critical condition.

Also in West Baltimore:

* Six-year-old Josh Mitchell of the 1100 block of Riggs Ave. was shot in the left ankle at 8:17 p.m. while playing near the corner of Carrollton and Riggs avenues.

Police said three men began chasing a fourth man down a nearby alley. The gunmen fired at least six shots, missing the man but striking Josh in the ankle. Police said all four men fled. Josh was taken to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition today.

* Shortly after 5:30 p.m., Jeraka Brown, 4, of the 500 block of N. Carey St., was playing on her front steps when she was grazed in the arm by one of several .22 caliber bullets fired by an unidentified man.

The girl was taken by ambulance to the UM Medical Center and was listed in fair condition today.

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