Man killed in east-side shooting

January 28, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

An unidentified man was fatally shot yesterday evening while driving a car in East Baltimore -- pushing the city's homicide total this month to 19.

About 5 p.m., police responding to a reported shooting near the intersection of Somerset Street and Ashland Avenue found the victim slumped at the steering wheel of a 1991 Chevrolet, which had struck a tree and begun burning. He apparently had been shot in the head by a passenger, police said.

Meanwhile, police named victims from two unrelated slayings that occurred on Monday.

Michael Campbell, 21, of the 1300 block of Spelman Road was driving his GMC sport utility vehicle about 11 a.m. in the 2700 block of Giles Road. when someone approached and fired six to seven shots into it, police said.

Campbell, 21, was shot in the head, chest and arm, police said. He died at the scene. A female passenger, 38, whose name was withheld, was shot in the head, leg and chest, and was in serious condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Eight hours later, Tracey Dion Wright, 33, was fatally shot near his home in the 5100 block of Kenilworth Ave. Police said an unknown man rang Wright's doorbell and asked him to come outside because someone might have struck his parked car.

Outside, the man shot Wright in the head, then stood over him and fired again, police said.

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