Store owner one of 3 slaying victims Unidentified man, motorist from Va. also shot to death

September 01, 1996|By Kaana Smith and Brenda J. Buote | Kaana Smith and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF

An Odenton liquor store owner died yesterday after an unidentified man opened fire in the shop, one of three fatal shootings under investigation yesterday in the Baltimore area.

Police said Thomas Sung Hall, 63, of Severn, the owner of Tom's Liquor and Korean Restaurant in the 1500 block of Annapolis Road, was killed shortly before 7 p.m. when a man entered the store and started shooting.

His wife, Sue Jin Hall, 56, was shot in the right leg, police said. Two other people were shot and were being treated last night at Maryland Shock Trauma Center for injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

Investigators were looking for the gunman.

In an unrelated incident, Robert L. Dendy, 51, of Virginia died of gunshot wounds shortly before 5: 30 p.m. yesterday after someone fired a volley of bullets into the 1992 Plymouth van he was driving south in the 1600 block of N. Monroe St. in West Baltimore.

City homicide Detective Gary Hoover said police knew of no suspect or motive. Dendy was pronounced dead at Shock Trauma.

City police said they also are investigating the fatal shooting of an unidentified young man whose body was found after 4 p.m. Friday in the 6600 block of Armstrong Ave. in Northwest Baltimore.

Police said they knew of no motive or suspects.

Residents in the area, on the Baltimore City-Baltimore County line, reported hearing gunshots and called county police.

In a separate incident, a 44-year-old woman was shot in the abdomen shortly before 6: 30 a.m. yesterday.

According to Baltimore County police, Stella Williams of the 7200 block of N. Alter St. in western Baltimore County was at home with her husband when she was shot. Williams told police the shooting was an accident.

No charges have been filed, and a grand jury review is pending, police said.

Williams was listed in satisfactory condition last night at Northwest Hospital Center in Randallstown, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Pub Date: 9/01/96

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