3 dead, 1 injured in 3 separate incidents


Baltimore & Region

December 28, 2005|By RICHARD IRWIN

A man was fatally shot about 8 p.m. yesterday and died a short time later at Johns Hopkins Hospital, police reported.

Eastern District police responding to a report of a shooting in the 400 block of N. Kenwood Ave. found the unidentified victim bleeding from a gunshot wound to the head. Details were not available.

In an unrelated double shooting, one man was killed and a second was in critical condition at an area hospital after each was shot early yesterday inside a West Baltimore carryout, police said.

Also, police investigating suspicious activity at an apartment on Madison Avenue Friday night found the body of a young man who lived there.

No arrests had been made in either case and no motives were apparent, said a police spokesman.

According to police, in the carryout shooting, Cordell Hardin, 18, of the 300 block of Furrow St. and a male friend were inside the Westside Inn in the 300 block of S. Bentalou St. about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday when two men, one armed with a handgun, entered and opened fire. Hardin was shot in the head and his friend was shot in the stomach and neck, said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman.

Hardin was taken by ambulance to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died a short time later. His companion, whose name was not released because he is a witness, was in critical condition at an unnamed hospital, Moses said.

In the other slaying, an autopsy over the weekend ruled the death of Nigel Tyson, 19, of the 2600 block of Madison Ave., a homicide.

Police found Tyson's body about 9:20 p.m. Friday in his apartment. An autopsy by the state medical examiner's office showed death was caused by stab wounds to the neck, Moses said.

Police said Tyson's apartment showed no signs of forced entry.

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