Man is fatally shot on street in Southeast

September 01, 2007|By Gus G. Sentementes | Gus G. Sentementes,Sun reporter

A man was fatally shot in Southeast Baltimore early yesterday and one of four people shot Thursday night in Southwest Baltimore died of his wounds, city police said.

The overnight killings push the city's homicide total to 209 -- 30 more than last year for the same period. Names of the victims were not released yesterday.

In the latest killing in East Baltimore, officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 2000 block of E. Fairmount Ave. in the Butcher's Hill neighborhood and found an unidentified man lying in the street with an apparent head wound.

Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene, police said.

The multiple shootings occurred about 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Police said they were called to the 3000 block of Normount Court in Rosemont, where they found a 22-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died at 10:25 a.m. yesterday, police said.

Three other people were shot in the same incident. A 23-year-old man was found in the 2900 block of Ellicott Drive and was taken to Sinai Hospital. He had a gunshot wound to his back, police said.

A third victim, a 14-year-old boy, was found in the 1100 block of Ellamont St. with a single gunshot wound to his abdomen, police said. He was taken to Shock Trauma, where he was in critical condition yesterday, police said.

A fourth victim, a 19-year-old man, was shot in the thigh and went to St. Agnes Hospital without the assistance of medical crews. He was treated and released, police said.

gus.sentementes@baltsun.com

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