Two teens charged as adults in shooting of 4-year-old boy

June 13, 1996|By A SUN STAFF WRITER

Two teen-agers were charged as adults yesterday with attempted murder in the shooting of a 4-year-old boy when a barrage of bullets was fired into his East Baltimore rowhouse Sunday night, city police said.

Derrick J. Gamble, 15, of the 500 block of N. Curley St. and Robert Lee Woods, 16, of the 900 block of N. Duncan St. also are charged with reckless endangerment and handgun violations in the shooting of Marquette Hall, police said.

Marquette was in the living room of his home in the 500 block of N. East Ave. when someone standing in a rear alley fired numerous shots through the windows and door frame, police said. Marquette was hit in the left shoulder and was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital and released.

Police said the shooting stemmed from an argument among several teens over a dirt bike in the back yard of the rowhouse. A resident told the youths to leave, but two returned about 10: 40 p.m., one carrying a handgun, police said.

Gamble was arrested yesterday shortly after midnight at his home. Woods was arrested at his home about 9 a.m., police said.

The gun has not been recovered, police said.

Pub Date: 6/13/96

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