In Baltimore City Police identify two of the men killed...

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July 07, 2002|By From staff reports

In Baltimore City

Police identify two of the men killed in holiday shootings

Police released the identities yesterday of two men who were killed in a rash of shootings that left five dead in the hours after Fourth of July celebrations.

Shawn Gault, 26, of the 2400 block of Calverton Heights Ave. was pronounced dead at Bon Secours Hospital after suffering a gunshot wound to the chest as he drove to work in the 1800 block of Moreland Ave. about 7 a.m. Friday. George Gaines, 24, of the 1700 block of Montpelier, was pronounced dead at Union Memorial Hospital at 9:15 a.m. Friday after he was shot at a bus stop at The Alameda and Harford Road.

Police said they have no suspects and know of no motives in the shootings. Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 410-396-2100.

Crews work to repair water pipe in Woodberry

Crews were working last night to repair a 10-inch water pipe in the Woodberry section of Baltimore that ruptured at about 10 a.m on Malden Avenue below Television Hill. Several dozen homes remained without water last night after the latest in a string of water main breaks on that street over the past six months.

Meanwhile, city laborers completed work yesterday on restoring water pressure in Cherry Hill, after a 30-inch main on Potee Street broke Thursday and left hundreds of homes without water. Many residents had to drink bottled water distributed from a community center.

In Washington County

Alcohol-related car crash kills driver and passenger

ROXBURY - A 28-year-old Hagerstown man and his passenger died yesterday after the car he was driving ran off the road and struck a tree, state police said.

Police said alcohol and driver error were factors in the death of Frank W. Thompson III of the 1500 block of Crestview Ave. Thompson, who was not wearing a seat belt, was driving in the eastbound lane of Boonsboro Pike near Cool Hollow Road south of Hagerstown when his 1986 Honda Accord crashed about 2 a.m., partially ejecting him from the vehicle, police said.

Thompson's passenger, Trisha Mohamad, 21, of the 15000 block of Rufus Wilson Road in Williamsport, was taken to Washington County Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

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