Police identify shooting victims

The two men were found in Upper Fells Point house

April 18, 2003|By Del Quentin Wilber | Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF

Baltimore police identified yesterday two men found fatally shot in a Southeast Baltimore rowhouse Wednesday morning as Jason Convertino, 31, and Sean Wisniewski, 22.

Convertino and Wisniewski were found in the house in the 1900 block of Gough St. with bullet wounds to their heads in what appeared to be a targeted, execution-style attack, police said yesterday.

Convertino lived at the Upper Fells Point rowhouse and had been working as a promoter for the Redwood Trust nightclub downtown for the past four months, one of the nightclub's owners said.

Wisniewski, who worked for a promotions company based in Washington, worked at the Redwood Trust on Saturdays, said Judy Wisniewski, his mother.

He apparently was staying with Convertino instead of driving back and forth to his home in Fairfax Station, Va., his mother said.

Nick Piscatelli, an owner of the Redwood Trust, said club employees had spent several days trying to reach Convertino on his phone and through e-mail, but he did not respond.

"His voice mail was full and his e-mails went unanswered," Piscatelli said. "He was usually very responsive to e-mails. He was always in touch."

Wisniewski was planning on giving up the promotions business and enrolling at Northern Virginia Community College in the fall, his mother said.

"It's just a tragedy for us because he was a unique kid," Judy Wisniewski said.

Convertino's neighbors said they didn't know him well and were shocked by the killings.

"This scares the heck out of me," said Ann Enright, 37.

Anyone with information is urged to call homicide detectives at 410-396-2100.

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