1 killed, 2 wounded in doorstep shooting



A young man was killed and two teenage boys were wounded early yesterday in North Baltimore's Harwood neighborhood when at least one man opened fire on the trio as they sat on the front steps of a rowhouse, city police said.

Officers responding to a call for gunfire about 1 a.m. in the 400 block of Ilchester Ave. -- off Greenmount Avenue -- found two boys, ages 16 and 17, wounded on the steps and the man -- 23-year-old Ryan J. Teel of the 3000 block of Mayfield Ave. -- dead, said Officer Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman.

Police said the boys were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital; their conditions were not divulged.

Monroe said detectives found a substance believed to be marijuana on the steps where the victims had been sitting and several spent shell casings, which could indicate that the victims returned fire. She said that no gun was found.

The killing was the city's 170th homicide this year, compared with 175 at the same time last year, police said.

Metro Crime Stoppers, at 410-276-8888, is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in the case.

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