2 dead, 2 hurt in shooting at east-side house

Man and boy discovered fatally shot in two other unrelated incidents

May 19, 2002|By Lynn Anderson | Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF

Three men and a juvenile were shot, two of them fatally, in a house early yesterday morning in East Baltimore after an argument from a neighborhood dispute, police reported.

They were among six people who were shot in the city in a violent 24-hour period.

Police are investigating the shootings, which left a total of four people dead, but they do not believe the three incidents are related. They released few details on the shootings.

In the first incident, James Armstrong Jr., 25, of the 1700 block of N. Broadway was found dead about 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

He and two other men and a juvenile were shot in a house in the 1700 block of E. North Ave.

A second man also was killed, but his identity was not released.

Also shot in the house were George Jones, 22, of the 400 block of N. Lakewood Ave., and a male juvenile, both of whom were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Jones was listed late last night in critical condition.

Police have no witnesses and no suspects in the East Baltimore killings.

In a separate incident, this one about 6 p.m. yesterday, an unidentified man was fatally shot in the 700 block of N. Montford Ave., said Lt. Ken Stanley.

And at about 10 p.m., police found the body of an unidentified boy at the intersection of 22nd Street and Homewood Avenue.

The boy had also been shot. It was not immediately clear whether the shooting took place at the intersection where the body was discovered or elsewhere, said Sgt. Anthony Gingles.

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