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June 26, 2005

BALTIMORE

Shootings leave one man dead, another injured

Baltimore police were investigating the shootings of two men, one of whom died, in Northwest Baltimore early yesterday.

Jerrod Hamlett, 23, of the 3000 block of Wylie Ave. was found by police about 1:25 a.m. in the 4000 block of Oswego Court with a gunshot wound to the chest, said Detective Donny Moses, a police spokesman. Hamlett was taken to Sinai Hospital, where he died moments later, Moses said.

The second man, identified as Eric Freeman, 21, was found in the same block with a gunshot wound to the back, police said. He was admitted to Sinai Hospital, Moses said.

Police said they believe shootings are connected.

- Tyrone Richardson

ANNAPOLIS

Officials investigate cause of fire at commercial building

Anne Arundel County fire officials were investigating yesterday the cause of a three-alarm fire at a commercial building in Annapolis on Friday evening, a spokesman said yesterday.

About 8 p.m., county firefighters were called to the four-story building in the 2000 block of West St., said Ariel O. Jackson, a Fire Department spokesman.

The fire started inside the building, Jackson said.

He said the fire was concentrated on the roof of the building, where there appeared to be construction. The fire burned for more than three hours.

A damage estimate was not immediately available, Jackson said.

- Tyrone Richardson

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