2 shot to death in unrelated city homicides

March 14, 1994|By Richard Irwin and Timothy B. Wheeler | Richard Irwin and Timothy B. Wheeler,Sun Staff Writers

City police reported two unrelated homicides from gunfire last night, one inside the vestibule of a West Baltimore rowhouse and the other inside a crowded East Baltimore tavern.

In the latter incident, two other men, both in their 20s, were wounded outside the establishment and taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Hospital. Their names and conditions were not available.

The first killing occurred shortly after 9 p.m. in the 1700 block of N. Fulton Ave., where Western District officers investigating a report of gunshots found the body of a 26-year-old man with multiple wounds in the vestibule of rowhouse.

The victim's name was withheld pending notification of relatives.

City police said the man, a resident of the 1500 block of McKean Ave., was shot in the chest, back, arms and legs, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

An hour later, in the 1000 block of E. Hoffman St. near Green Mount Cemetery, a gunman entered the Old Man's Place tavern and fatally shot an 18-year-old man.

Moments later, two men outside the tavern also were shot. Police were attempting to determine if the other two victims were inside the tavern at the time of the slaying and were attempting to flee when the gunman caught up with them.

It was not immediately known if the gunman and the victim, whose name was withheld pending notification of relatives, exchanged any words before the fatal shot was fired.

No arrests had been made in either shooting and police asked anyone with information to call the homicide squad at 396-2100.

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