Three are wounded in two Westside shootings Hurt are 4-year-old girl, man, bus passenger

July 11, 1996|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

Police were investigating two unrelated shootings last night in West Baltimore, one in which a 4-year-old girl was shot in the shoulder.

The incident occurred shortly before 10 p.m. when an unidentified man fired several shots in the 1300 block of Myrtle Ave., wounding the girl and a man, police said.

Police said the bullet that struck the girl passed through her shoulder. She was taken to the pediatric intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment. Her condition was not available, but she was expected to survive, police said.

The unidentified male victim was shot in the leg and treated at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.

About 8: 15 p.m. in the 3400 block of Edmondson Ave., a male passenger on a westbound No. 23 bus was shot in the head during an argument with three male passengers, police said.

After the shooting, the victim and at least 20 terrified passengers quickly abandoned the bus.

Police said the wounded man was found lying at the front door of his nearby home and was taken to Shock Trauma, where he was in serious condition.

Information from witnesses on the bus led police to three suspects, who were arrested nearby.

Near the scene of the shooting, police found a handgun that may have been used in the incident.

Pub Date: 7/11/96

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