3 teens shot on front porch


April 26, 2007|By Richard Irwin

Three teenage boys were shot last night while sitting on the front porch of a rowhouse in Northeast Baltimore's Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello neighborhood, city police said.

The victims, whose wounds did not appear life-threatening, were being treated at the pediatric intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital, said Maj. Antonio Rodriguez, commander of the Northeastern police district.

Shortly after 9 p.m., an unknown male armed with a semiautomatic handgun approached the youths - two 16-year-olds, the other 14 - as they sat on the porch of a two-story house in which one of the victims lives in the 1500 block of Homestead St. and fired several rounds, Rodriguez said.

One boy was shot in a leg, another in a foot and the groin and the third in the abdomen, and all fled into the house, where a resident called 911, he said.

Several shell casings were found at the foot of the porch as detectives began their investigation. Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call the detectives at 410-396-2444.

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