All-Metro back wounded in city shooting N. County's Brown was hit in arm, leg

February 08, 1993|By Pat O'Malley | Pat O'Malley,Staff Writer

All-Metro running back Frank Brown of North County High was hit twice in an apparent random shooting in southwest Baltimore Friday evening.

Brown, who was visiting his father, was shot in the arm and thigh and was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was released Friday night.

"He's OK now, after going over to southwest Baltimore to visit his dad and friends," said North County football coach Chuck Markiewicz.

"Frank was walking down the street with a friend when somebody started shooting into the air from a car, saw Frank and decided to shoot at him."

"He's lucky he's so fast and got away."

Brown set an Anne Arundel County record for touchdowns (24) in a season last year while leading the sixth-ranked Knights (10-2) to the state Class 4A semifinals.

The senior transfer from Southwestern High moved with his mother to the Brooklyn Park area last year and went on to score a county-leading 144 points and gain a county-leading 1,652 yards rushing and 2,157 all-purpose yards.

A 5-foot-10, 170-pound back in the Knights' run-and-shoot offense, Brown also set county single-game records for touchdowns (seven) and rushing yards (336).

Markiewicz said that Brown's mother, Marie, told him her son did not recognize the car or shooter.

"It's pretty scary," said the North County coach.

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