10 people injured in 2 shootings in Baltimore

March 17, 1996|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Ten people were shot in two incidents early yesterday after arguments escalated into gunfire outside social events on opposite sides of Baltimore.

Police said the first dispute began at the Shake and Bake Family Fun Center in the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Ave. about 1: 40 a.m. and moved one block south, where a participant pulled a gun and began firing wounding six people.

Off-duty Western District Police Officer Lawrence Brent, who was walking nearby, exchanged shots with the gunman during a brief chase but was unable to capture him, said police spokesman Sam Ringgold.

An hour later, in Southeast Baltimore, a similar incident resulted in four people being wounded.

Mr. Ringgold said several people were ejected from a dance held at the Teamster's Assembly Hall at 6000 Erdman Ave., and one of them drew a gun and fired several shots.

The wounded were treated at Franklin Square Hospital Center and Johns Hopkins Hospital, police said.

Pub Date: 3/17/96

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