Three shootings in Baltimore leave 2 dead, 2 wounded

November 02, 1997|By Tanya Jones | Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF

A Baltimore grocer was critically wounded shortly before sunrise yesterday in an apparent robbery attempt as he was opening his store on Old York Road, city police said.

The attack about 6 a.m. at the Friendly Food Market was one of three serious shootings in Baltimore early yesterday -- two of them fatal -- that were under investigation last night.

Police said the grocer, Byong Wan Pak, was shot several times as he was opening for business in the 4000 block of Old York Road. Pak, 45, of the 3800 block of E. Joppa Road in Perry Hall was listed in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

In another shooting, one man was killed and another wounded about 1: 45 a.m. as they were walking in the 2300 block of E. Madison St.

Gaylord McDaniel, 21, of the 900 block of Patterson Ave. was found dead in the street with wounds to the head and chest, while Robert M. Gross, 36, of the 3400 block of Chesterfield Ave. was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital for superficial wounds, according to Agent Ragina L. Cooper, a police spokeswoman.

"They were walking on East Madison when a single gunman wearing all dark clothing emerged from an alleyway and fired multiple shots," Cooper said.

Police knew of no suspect or motive, Cooper said.

Minutes after that shooting, police were called to a shooting scene in West Baltimore. They found Kenneth Holman, 32, of Brooklyn, N.Y., dead of multiple gunshot wounds in the first-floor hallway of a home in the 1500 block of Presstman St.

Police had no suspect in that attack but believe the shooting might have been drug-related, Cooper said.

Pub Date: 11/02/97

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