Baltimore City: Leakin Park
Man found fatally shot
An unidentified man was found dead early yesterday in a parking lot at Leakin Park in West Baltimore from an apparent gunshot wound to the head, city police said. Police responded to a call about 7:30 a.m. and found the man lying near the park's restrooms off Franklintown Road, said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman. The body was taken to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy, Moses said.
FOR THE RECORD - A Metro Digest item in yesterday's editions on a fuel spill in Baltimore's Northwest Harbor incorrectly identified the owner of a power generation plant. Constellation Energy owns and operates the plant.
The Sun regrets the errors.
BGE fuel spills into Canton harbor
Authorities were working into last night to remove about 2,500 gallons of fuel from Baltimore's Northwest Harbor after a spill at a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. power plant. The spill occurred during maintenance at the plant in the 3900 block of Pulaski Highway, and flowed to the Canton waterfront through a storm drain, said Robert L. Gould, a spokesman for the plant's owner, Constellation Energy. The Coast Guard and the Maryland Department of the Environment also were notified.
Baltimore County: Towson
Fire damages university lab
A chemical reaction among materials in a storage closet was suspected as the cause of a fire yesterday morning that damaged a Towson University chemistry laboratory, authorities said. Automatic sprinklers extinguished the fire on the fifth floor of Smith Hall before firefighters arrived about 9:30 a.m., said Baltimore County Fire Department Capt. Steve Gisriel.