Three dead in series of city shootings

Three others wounded in one day of violence

January 05, 2003|By Stephen Kiehl and Alec MacGillis | Stephen Kiehl and Alec MacGillis,SUN STAFF

Three men were killed and three more were seriously injured in a string of shootings yesterday in Baltimore, police said, bringing the city's homicide total to five for the first week of the new year.

In the first of the four violent incidents, a 22-year-old Brooklyn man was killed and his 18-year-old friend seriously wounded in a shooting at 12:35 a.m. in the 700 block of E. Biddle St. in East Baltimore.

Aaron Pollard of the 3800 block of 10th St. in Brooklyn died of multiple gunshot wounds soon after the attack, police said.

Pollard's friend, Jamour Shaw of the 700 block of E. Preston St. was hospitalized in serious condition with a gunshot wound to his neck, police said.

About 12 hours later, an 18-year-old man was shot in the forehead at Mount and Saratoga streets west of downtown, said police Sgt. Roger Harford.

The man was listed in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center late last night.

At 7 p.m., police found the body of a 28-year-old man on the street near the intersection of Caton Avenue and Morley Street in Southwest Baltimore, police said. The man, who was not identified last night, was shot four times in his chest and once in the leg. He was pronounced dead at Shock Trauma.

At 8:30 p.m., police found a 17-year-old boy with two gunshot wounds to his hip, one to his back and one to his armpit lying in the street in the 3400 block of Park Heights Ave. in Northwest Baltimore. The boy was in critical condition at Sinai Hospital last night.

Police said an adult male also was killed by a gunshot wound in that same incident, though authorities did not have further details.

Before police arrived on the scene, authorities said, the man was taken by an unknown person to Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said they had no suspects in any of those shootings.

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