Eight are wounded in city shootings

October 09, 2006|By Gus G. Sentementes | Gus G. Sentementes,Sun reporter

A quadruple shooting early Saturday and another shooting yesterday - both in South Baltimore - left five men in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, and three other people were hospitalized late last night after a multiple shooting in Northwest Baltimore, city police said.

In the latest reported incident, two men and a woman were shot about 10:20 last night outside a house in the Towanda-Grantley neighborhood, police said.

Officers responding to shots fired in the 4300 block of Reisterstown Road, just south of West Cold Spring Lane, found the victims bleeding from gunshot wounds. Police said ambulances took two of the victims to Sinai Hospital and one to Shock Trauma, Their conditions were unavailable last night. Police said they knew of no motive for the violence.

About 1 p.m. yesterday, a 42-year-old man was shot in the face and buttock with a shotgun while standing in a living room in the 2800 block of Eastshire Drive in South Baltimore's Lakeland neighborhood, police said.

The man ran out of the house and into a nearby field, where he collapsed. The victim, whose name was not available, was reported in critical condition at Shock Trauma.

On Saturday, Southern District police officers responded to the 1700 block of W. Pratt St., where they found three men who had been shot lying in the street, police said. A fourth wounded man was found in the nearby 1800 block of W. Lombard St., police said.

One victim had suffered gunshot wounds to his neck and upper lip; a second victim had a wound to an unspecified part of his body, and a third had gunshot wounds to his thigh and buttock. The victim found on West Lombard Street had gunshot wounds to his right leg and left side, police said.

The unnamed victims - ages 21 to 25 - were taken to Shock Trauma and were in critical condition yesterday, police said.

gus.sentementes@baltsun.com

Sun reporter Richard Irwin contributed to this article.

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