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Drive-by shooting in front of rowhouse leaves 2 men dead

Police are investigating a drive-by shooting early yesterday that killed two men who were sitting on the steps of a Southwest Baltimore rowhouse.

John Wesley Reed, 32, of the 200 block of S. Collins Ave. and Maurice Freeman, 22, of the 200 block of S. Monastery Ave. were sitting in front of Reed's home about 1: 30 a.m. when someone in a passing minivan opened fire on them, police said.

Both men suffered multiple gunshot wounds and were pronounced dead at the scene, said Sgt. Scott Rowe, a police spokesman. Police later spotted the minivan and pursued it to the 1900 block of N. Edgewood St.

Several people abandoned the vehicle near Edgewood Elementary School and fled into woods behind the school. State and local police searched the area, but the suspects escaped, Rowe said.

In Baltimore County

Two dead, two injured in crash on Belair Road

Two people died and two others were injured late Friday night in a car accident on Belair Road in Perry Hall.

Craig Michael Zorn of the 4400 block of Glenmore Ave. in Overlea and Stacia Lee Curreri of the 600 block of Harborside Drive in Joppatowne were killed shortly before midnight when a 1998 Ford Mustang in which they were riding collided with a 1999 Kia. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Both were 24.

The driver of the Mustang, Michael William Brown, 27, of the 9000 block of Fieldchat Road in Perry Hall, was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He was discharged yesterday.

The driver of the Kia, Devar Michael Gwaltney, 18, of the 3700 block of Deepwater Way in Edgewood, was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He was in stable condition yesterday.

Police are investigating.

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