City/County Digest


April 05, 2004|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

In Baltimore City

Girl, 11, man, 20, injured in shooting after argument

An 11-year-old girl and 20-year-old man were shot Saturday night after an argument sparked by another man stepping on the child's fingers as she sat on the steps of a friend's house in South Baltimore's Lakeland section, city police said.

Kisha Chambers was reported in good condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital's pediatric intensive care unit, recovering from a stomach wound. The other victim, identified as Reginald Hays, suffered a head wound and was in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

The incident in the 2500 block of Marbourne Ave. began about 9 p.m. after a man stepped on Kisha's fingers, and words were exchanged between Kisha, the man and a male friend of the girl, police said.

Minutes later, the man returned with a handgun and fired twice into the house, hitting the victims, police said. Police were seeking the gunman last night.

Two men found dead in separate shootings

Two unidentified men were found fatally shot yesterday in separate sections of the city -- one of them on a school parking lot, police said.

Shortly before 3 p.m., police found a man lying on a parking lot at William H. Lemmel Middle School in the 2800 block of N. Dukeland St., dead from multiple gunshot wounds.

The other victim was found shortly before 5 a.m. by officers investigating reported gunfire in the 1800 block of Dover St. in Southwest Baltimore. He was lying dead in the street with bullet wounds to the upper body, police said.

Anyone with information about either shooting is urged to call the homicide squad at 410- 396-2100.

Water service returns to East Baltimore homes

Water began flowing through the pipes yesterday to the 150 East Baltimore households that had been cut off since early Thursday by a break in a 12-inch main, the city Department of Public Works said.

The water was turned on about noon after crews finished installing a new pipe at the site of the break at North Avenue and Wolfe Street, said Kurt Kocher, a DPW spokesman.

Kocher said the intersection will be closed for several days as workers repair the roadway above the pipe.

Today is sign-up deadline for city's Spring Sweep

Today is the deadline for community organizations and neighborhood groups who want to sign up for the city's Super Spring Sweep cleanup effort.

The city Department of Public Works sponsors the cleanup, which traditionally draws thousands of volunteers. This year's Spring Sweep will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 17 and will concentrate on wooded roadsides and neighborhoods. To continue the spirit of the Spring Sweep throughout the year, groups have volunteered to adopt certain wooded areas and keep them tidy.

The Department of Public Works will provide volunteers with gloves, brooms, rakes and shovels, and remove debris. Information: 311.

In Baltimore County

County reopens facility to collect hazardous waste

WHITE MARSH -- Baltimore County has reopened its Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility at 6257 Days Cove Road, White Marsh.

Residents may bring paint, oil, antifreeze, gasoline, cleaning solvents, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, swimming pool chemicals and mercury thermometers from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday until Oct. 30.

Information: 410-887-3745.

Several libraries to offer introduction to Internet

REISTERSTOWN -- The Reisterstown Library will offer a free, hands-on introduction to the Internet at 9 a.m. today at 21 Cockeys Mill Road.

The Catonsville Library will offer the same program at 9 a.m. tomorrow. Call 410-887-0951 to register.

The session will be repeated Thursday at the Essex Library (410-887-0295) and Saturday at the Rosedale Library (410-887- 0512).

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