Two men killed in shootings no arrests made

December 13, 1997|By Peter Hermann | Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF

Two people were fatally shot and a third man was critically injured in two unrelated shootings early yesterday and Thursday in East and Northeast Baltimore. Police said they had made no arrests.

The latest slaying occurred about 2: 15 a.m. yesterday in the 2500 block of E. Hoffman St., police said, when a gunman walked into Jimmy's Carryout and shot a customer, Sean Van Bennett, 21, in the chest and right wrist.

Bennett of the 4300 block of Forestview Ave. staggered to his car, which was parked about a block away, and was driven by a friend to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.

About 10: 30 p.m. Thursday, police said, two men were shot during an argument with another man outside a restaurant at Loch Raven Plaza shopping center, in the 1400 block of E. Cold Spring Lane.

One victim, identified as Darry Rhondell Willis, 18, of Northeast Baltimore, was wounded in the abdomen and was in critical condition yesterday at Johns Hopkins Hospital, police said.

The other man was shot in the face and collapsed and died inside the Orient Express Food Carryout in the plaza. Police withheld his name until relatives could be notified.

Pub Date: 12/13/97

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