2 firefighters try in vain to save shooting victim, 16

December 31, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A 16-year-old East Baltimore youth who had been shot in the chest died last night despite the efforts of two city firefighters to save him, police said.

Detective Donald Steinhice of the homicide squad said Govante Daughtray of the 2200 block of E. Preston St. in Collington Square was in the 1300 block of N. Montford Ave. about 6: 20 p.m. when he was shot.

Steinhice said Officer John Carroll of the Eastern District heard the shot and was trying to find out where it had come from when he saw the unidentified firefighters trying to revive the youth, who was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital at 6: 47 p.m.

Two boys had gone to Truck Company 15, in the 1200 block of N. Montford, to report the shooting to the firefighters, Steinhice said.

He said police knew of no motive for the shooting and had no suspects.

Pub Date: 12/31/97

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