Two teen-age boys killed in separate city shootings

Police also release names of triple-shooting victims

July 11, 2003|By Del Quentin Wilber and Richard Irwin | Del Quentin Wilber and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

A teen-age boy was fatally shot late yesterday afternoon on a street in West Baltimore -- the sixth victim and third teen-ager to die from gunfire in the city since early Tuesday.

The boy, who was 14, was shot three times by an unknown assailant about 5 p.m. in the 1800 block of Edmondson Ave., between Fulton Avenue and Monroe Street, said homicide Detective Darrell Townsend.

The youth died at 5:38 p.m. at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, Townsend said. His name was withheld pending notification of relatives.

He became the 11th homicide victim in the city this month and the 153rd this year, police said.

Just after 11:20 p.m. Wednesday in East Baltimore, Edwin Boyd, 17, of the 400 block of N. Chester St. was found shot and killed in the 2300 block of E. Oliver St.

Police also released yesterday the names of the victims of a triple shooting in West Baltimore on Tuesday afternoon that turned three city blocks into a crime scene.

Devin Redd, 18, was killed in the shooting, and his half-brothers -- Dallas Williams, 16, and David Williams, 15 -- were wounded. All three lived in West Baltimore, police said.

The incident began about 2:45 p.m. near Carver Vocational-Technical High School with a fight, which quickly escalated, according to police.

The three brothers jumped into a car to flee. But gunfire erupted, striking the brothers in the car, which crashed into a rowhouse in the 2000 block of Presbury St.

Police officers found Redd dead behind the steering wheel and one of the other brothers stumbling out of the car.

The third brother managed to hop into a second car, which was stopped by police several blocks away.

Both Williams brothers have been released from Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

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

The homicide toll is 13 higher than the 140 homicide victims through the same period last year.

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