Shootings leave two men dead, another in critical condition

July 24, 2004|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Two men were killed and a third was critically wounded in two separate shooting incidents in Baltimore yesterday.

Leonard Curtis, 19, of the 2600 block of Seamon Ave. in South Baltimore was shot multiple times about 12:30 a.m., said Detective Donny Moses, a police spokesman.

Curtis was approached by an unknown person and shot in the 3700 block of Old Frederick Road in West Baltimore, Moses said. He ran into a nearby house and collapsed, and died shortly thereafter at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Police had no suspects nor knew of a motive.

Two men were shot, one fatally, at 4:55 a.m. in a house in the first block of S. Curly St., Moses said.

Roger Lee Oxendine, 24, of the 2400 block of E. Fairmount Ave. was shot in the upper torso, Moses said. He was pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital at 5:40 a.m.

Another man, 34, whom police did not identify, was shot in the right side of his chest, Moses said. He was listed in critical condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital last night.

Police have identified a person of interest in the shooting, but no one had been charged last night.

The homicides were the city's 161st and 162nd of the year. There had been 163 at this time last year.

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