City police identify man killed in bar in shotgun attack

3 others hospitalized

April 23, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A man who was fatally wounded in a shotgun attack inside a Southwest Baltimore bar was identified by city police yesterday as a 28-year-old resident of the area, while three others hit by blasts remained hospitalized.

Police said the dead man, Dontae Ricks of the 400 block of Furrow St., and one of the unnamed wounded men appeared to have been targeted by the assailant, but they had no motive for the shooting that occurred about 12:10 a.m. yesterday in Al Ho's bar and carryout in the 2100 block of Frederick Ave.

Detective Ray Laslett said information from witnesses indicated that Ricks and a male friend with him were the gunman's intended targets, but would not elaborate.

The gunman entered the carryout section of the bar and - without saying a word, witnesses told Laslett - fired several rounds from a 12-gauge semiautomatic shotgun at close range. The gunman was seen driving away in a silver and cream BMW or Infiniti with New York tags, police said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call Laslett or Detective Robert Cherry at 410-396-2100.

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