In Baltimore City Three men fatally shot, 2 wounded in...

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May 19, 2002|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Three men fatally shot, 2 wounded in 2 incidents

Five men were shot, three fatally, in two incidents yesterday in Baltimore, police reported.

James Armstrong Jr., 25, of the 1700 block of N. Broadway was killed in the first incident. He and three other men were shot about 2:30 a.m. in a house in the 1700 block of E. North Ave. A second man also was killed, but his identity was not released. Two men were injured and taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital for treatment.

In a separate incident, an unidentified man was shot and killed about 6 p.m. yesterday in the 700 block of N. Montford Ave., said Lt. Ken Stanley. Both shootings are under investigation, he said.

In Baltimore County

3 hurt in 9-vehicle pileup that closes I-95 for 2 hours

WHITE MARSH -A 17-year-old driver lost control of his car on Interstate 95 near White Marsh yesterday morning, causing a nine-car chain reaction crash that injured three and closed part of the highway for more than two hours, police said.

The driver, whose name was not released because of his age, was charged with negligent driving. His car was traveling north on I-95, between the Beltway and Route 43, at 8:30 a.m. when his car made an unsafe lane change, police said.

His car struck the right guardrail and bounced across the highway, striking the center Jersey wall, police said.

Nine vehicles, including a truck, collided, causing the truck's fuel tank to rupture. Police closed part of the highway, reopening all lanes at 11 a.m. Three people were taken to Franklin Square Hospital Center with minor injuries, and the Maryland Department of the Environment cleaned up spilled diesel fuel.

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