Police investigating wounding of 4 in city

CRIME WATCH

June 21, 2007

City police reported no suspects yesterday in a shooting Tuesday night that left four people wounded when authorities said a gunman opened fire on a crowd on an East Baltimore street.

The incident occurred about 11:15 p.m. in the 1500 block of N. Patterson Park Ave., a block from Collington Square School and a newly refurbished playground.

Police said a car slowly drove the block, heading north, and stopped in front of a rowhouse at 1535 N. Patterson Park Ave. Police said a man sitting in the right, rear seat got out and "began firing toward the crowd."

The gunman, police said, ran up the street shooting as the car slowly followed. He then jumped into the car, which sped away and turned left onto East Federal Street.

Police said a 26-year-old man was shot in the right side and lower leg, another 26-year-old man was shot in the left thigh, a 25-year-old man was hit in the right foot and a 48-year-old man was wounded in the left hand.

Descriptions of the gunman and car were not immediately available.

On June 11, Baltimore Ravens players and hundreds of volunteers led by a nonprofit built a playground at the school's park to give children something to do other than hang out on the streets. The project was completed in a day.

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