Woman shot in road rage incident

Four other nonfatal shootings probed

December 27, 2007|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Sun reporter

An apparent case of road rage on an East Baltimore street early Christmas morning put a woman in a local hospital with a bullet wound.

In addition, police were investigating at least four other nonfatal shootings that occurred yesterday throughout the city, all before noon. No arrests had been made in any of the shootings, and the victims' names were not released, police said.

About 1 a.m. Christmas Day, a woman, 24, was driving in the 1700 block of Orleans St., accompanied by family members, when she was forced to stop for a silver-colored vehicle in front of her whose driver was stopped at a green light, police said.

After waiting several seconds, the woman drove around the other car, then stopped alongside it and had words with the driver, police said.

During a brief verbal exchange, a passenger in the silver car fired at least one shot into the woman's car, hitting her in the stomach.

The silver car then sped away.

Police said the woman drove to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she was treated and was expected to survive. No one else in her car was injured.

Wednesday's first nonfatal shooting was reported at 12:38 a.m. in the 4300 block of Parkton St.

Police responding to the scene found a car overturned and the injured 19-year-old male driver trapped inside.

After firefighters removed him, he was taken by ambulance to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where doctors discovered that he had been shot in the head and an X-ray showed the bullet remained in his skull. The man's condition was not available.

In the man's car, police found a .32-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun and crack cocaine.

At 2:46 a.m., a 20-year-old man was shot inside his car parked in the 6600 block of Eberle Drive and drove himself to Sinai Hospital, where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the right leg.

In the 2600 block of Dulaney St., a man, 20, was shot in the right arm and wrist by an unknown assailant about 6:20 a.m. and was taken by a motorist to St. Agnes Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Police were interviewing the man at the Southwestern District.

In West Baltimore, the driver of a car was stopped in an alley in the 500 block of N. Monroe St. about 8:15 a.m. when someone standing outside the vehicle shot him in the left side of the back.

The man drove to nearby West Franklin Street, where he was found by police. He was reported in serious condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

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