Three teens shot in Annapolis drive-by

Victims were walking in public housing community

police know of no motive, suspects

February 22, 2007|By NINA SEARS | NINA SEARS,Sun Reporter

Three teenagers walking through an Annapolis public housing community were shot Tuesday night by someone in a passing van, city police said yesterday.

The teens, ages 13, 15 and 18, were each hit once below the waist about 9:20 p.m. and didn't suffer life-threatening injuries, said Officer Kevin Freeman, a police spokesman.

The 13-year-old boy, of the 400 block of Captain's Circle, was shot in the buttock; the 15-year-old, of the 2000 block of Forest Drive, was struck in the left calf; and Rondell Alexander Franklin Jr. of Glen Burnie was shot in the left ankle. All were taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center. The latter two have been released.

The three told police they were walking on Croll Drive in the Annapolis Gardens community when the van drove by and shots were fired from an open door. The victims, none of whom lives in the neighborhood, called police from nearby homes. They were unable to describe the van because it was dark. Police said they know of no motive or suspects.

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