2 fatally shot, one wounded

homicide toll for year at 112

City police are questioning a man in double shooting

May 23, 2007|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,sun reporter

Three men were shot yesterday, two of them fatally, in two apparently unrelated shootings that kept the pace of Baltimore's homicide deaths ahead of last year.

The latest killing occurred about 7 p.m. on East 21st Street in the Barclay neighborhood.

Eastern District officers responding to gunshots found a man with a head wound on the ground in the 200 block of E. 21st St. near Barclay Street, two blocks from the city's school headquarters building, according to Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman.

The victim, whose identity was not released, was taken by ambulance to Johns Hopkins Hospital.

He died a short time later, Harris said.

It was the second killing in the area since Feb. 26, when Vic Roy Fenner, 17, was shot in the face at Guilford Avenue and East 22nd Street, near his home.

About three hours earlier, two men were shot in the 2300 block of E. Fayette St., Harris said.

Shortly before 4:30 p.m., a Southeastern District officer investigating gunfire near Fayette Street and North Collington Avenue found the two victims lying in the street, Harris said.

Each had been shot several times, and they were taken to Hopkins.

One died a short time later, and the other was reported last night in critical condition, the police spokesman said.

Harris said police were questioning a man at police headquarters in the double shooting.

The shootings brought to 112 the number of homicide deaths in the city this year, compared with 110 for the same period in 2006, Harris said.

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

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