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August 31, 1993

BALTIMORE — Two men killed, 1 wounded in shootings



BALTIMORE -- Two men were shot to death and a third man was wounded in two unrelated shootings last night and early today.

City police said a driver for Veterans Cab Co. was found behind the wheel of his cab in the 2800 block of Groveland Ave. around 1:30 a.m. today, the apparent victim of a robbery.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene from a shotgun blast to the head. His name was withheld pending notification of relatives.

In the earlier shooting, one man was shot to death and another critically wounded in the 1000 block of N. Calhoun St. last night.

Police said the men were gunned down on the pavement near one of the victims' homes shortly after 8 p.m.

Homicide Det. J.T. Brown said Western District officers responding to a report of a shooting at 8:20 p.m. found the victims, ages 38 and 26, lying on the pavement and bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds.

The younger man, Robert Lee Mason, of the 1000 block of N. Calhoun St., was pronounced dead at the scene by the crew of a city fire department ambulance.

The other man, Paulus Turner, whose address was not available, was rushed by ambulance to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he underwent emergency surgery and is listed in critical condition.

Detective Brown said a motive for the double shooting was not known and that none of several people in the area at the time of the shooting have come forward with any information.

"It's one of the incidents where there are plenty of people on the street at the time but nobody saw anything," Detective Brown said.

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