2 men are dead, 1 critically wounded in 2 unrelated shootings in Baltimore

March 24, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Baltimore police are investigating two unrelated shootings that occurred early yesterday and left two men dead and another critically injured, one in Pigtown and the other in West Baltimore.

Police said the first shooting occurred about 1: 30 a.m. in the 1400 block of Washington Blvd., when a gunman fired at two men.

Police said Antion Wilson, 20, of the 1300 block of Cleveland St. was shot several times and was pronounced dead on arrival at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Tyrone Smith, 22, of East Baltimore also was shot several times and was in critical condition yesterday at the same hospital.

Agent Ragina L. Cooper, a police spokeswoman, said detectives knew of no motive or suspects. Witnesses said they saw an older model Ford LTD with a Maryland license plate number that started with the letter "E" speed away from the scene.

The other shooting occurred about 2 a.m. in the 2700 block of W. North Ave. Police said Eugene Cost, 21, of the 2900 block of Walbrook Ave. was shot in the face and abdomen and was found dead on the sidewalk in front of a vacant house.

Police said witnesses reported hearing gunshots and saw a man wearing a red jacket running east on West North Avenue moments after the shooting. Detectives said they knew of no motive.

Pub Date: 3/24/98

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