In Baltimore City16-year-old boy fatally shot outside West...

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June 07, 1999|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

16-year-old boy fatally shot outside West Baltimore school

A 16-year-old boy was fatally shot yesterday afternoon while sitting on a bench near a basketball court on the playground of a West Baltimore school, police said.

Police said the victim was sitting alone outside Booker T. Washington Middle School in the 1300 block of Madison Ave. about 3 p.m. when he was shot several times in the chest and stomach by one of two youths. The victim, whose name was not released, died a short time later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Police said the shooting might have been related to an argument the victim had with two youths earlier in the day. They said no arrests had been made.

Juneteenth celebration is scheduled for June 18

A celebration commemorating Juneteenth -- the annual remembrance of the belated news of the Emancipation Proclamation to black slaves in Texas -- will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 18 in the Fine Arts building on the Liberty campus of Baltimore City Community College, 2901 Liberty Heights Ave.

Tickets are $13 at the door. Proceeds from the event, which will feature drama, singing, jazz and dancing, will help to fund a national Juneteenth museum and several college scholarships. Information: 410-383-2800.

In Baltimore County

Employment office to hold talk on job hunting online

RANDALLSTOWN -- Searching for jobs on the Internet will be the subject of a talk at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Randallstown library in the 8600 block of Liberty Road.

The session is sponsored by the Baltimore County Employment and Training Office. Information: 410-887-0770.

Health Department to offer $5 rabies shots this week

TOWSON -- The Baltimore County Department of Health will offer rabies shots for dogs, cats and ferrets at 10 health clinics throughout the county this week.

Animals must be at least 12 weeks old and must be restrained on leashes or in carriers. Vaccinations are $5 per animal.

Information: 410-887-2723.

Panel schedules workshop for those working with poor

ROSEDALE -- Eastside Planning Committee, a coalition of churches and service providers in eastern Baltimore County, is holding a free, half-day workshop for those who work with low-income residents.

Participants include the Department of Social Services, Community Assistance Network and the Dundalk Area Ministerial Alliance. Topics will include eviction prevention, utility assistance and welfare reform.

The workshop will take place from 8: 30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m. June 17 at Rosedale Gardens, 8307 Philadelphia Road. Information: 410- 887-4040.

Pub Date: 6/07/99

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