Four killed, two wounded in shootings

March 21, 2002|By Del Quentin Wilber and Richard Irwin | Del Quentin Wilber and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

City police are investigating a series of shootings Tuesday night and yesterday evening that claimed four lives and left two people wounded.

The latest shooting occurred in West Baltimore about 6 p.m. yesterday at Carey Street and Edmondson Avenue.

Homicide Detective Richard Purnell said the victim, Raymond Fortune, 24, whose address was not immediately known, was talking to another man who pulled out a gun and shot him at point-blank range.

Fortune died in surgery at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Two shootings occurred Tuesday night, accounting for the other deaths.

About 9 p.m., several men were standing in the 400 block of E. Biddle St. when a gunman fired on them with a semiautomatic weapon, police said.

Shawn L. Williams, 17, of the 1100 block of Barclay St. was found dead in a nearby alley, and Anthoine Marable, 23, of the 2100 block of Division St. was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital. A third victim, Trayon Waters, 18, of East Baltimore, was wounded and admitted to Hopkins, where he was listed in fair condition yesterday.

Shortly before midnight near Clifton Park, an unidentified man standing next to a car in the 3300 block of Woodstock Ave. was fatally shot by a gunman, and one of two occupants in the vehicle was wounded, according to police.

The wounded man, Marcus Delarosa, 29, of New York, who was shot in the back, was driven to Johns Hopkins by the car's other occupant and was released after treatment, police said.

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