Two hurt in Reisterstown shooting

February 12, 2000|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A Reisterstown couple was shot and wounded early yesterday after a man opened fire on them in the middle of their neighborhood street.

Sylvia Brasher, 29, of the 12000 block of Bonfire Drive, and Kenneth Wiley, identified by police as Brasher's 24-year-old boyfriend, were taken to separate hospitals after a gunman shot them during a dispute about 5 a.m.

Police were searching for the suspect yesterday. The motive for the attack was unknown.

At least one town home and several automobiles were hit when the gunman sprayed the street with gunfire. No other injuries were reported.

Detectives found 15 spent shell casings in the street.

"This is a pretty quiet, secure neighborhood with three policemen living on the block," said Randy Sparks, a state correctional officer who has lived on Bonfire Drive for 16 years. "We're never experienced something like this violence, in the middle of the street."

Wiley was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was listed in stable condition after surgery. Brasher was taken to Sinai Hospital; she was also listed in stable condition after surgery.

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