Seven men are shot in 3 incidents

May 16, 2008|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,Sun reporter

Seven men were shot, two fatally, in three apparently unrelated incidents last night in the city.

One man was killed at a West Baltimore intersection, four were shot in an incident in East Baltimore, one of them fatally, and two others were shot at a Northwest Baltimore gas station.

No arrests had been made in any of the incidents, and the men's names were being withheld pending notification of family members.

The latest fatal shooting occurred about 9:40 p.m. at Baker and Mount streets in West Baltimore, said Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

About an hour earlier, two men were shot in the legs at a gas station at Park Heights Avenue and West Northern Parkway about 8:30 p.m. and were taken by ambulances to Sinai Hospital. They were expected to survive.

In the quadruple shooting in which one man died, police were seeking a gunman, perhaps two, who shot four men shortly before 6 p.m. while the victims stood outside AFA Family Appliances in the 2300 block of E. North Ave.

One or two gunmen approached and began shooting, Harris said. One victim fled into the store and was found there by police. The other men ran in different directions as shots continued to be fired at them, Harris said. Hours later, one of the victims, a 53-year-old man who had been shot in the face and body, died at Johns Hopkins Hospital, police said.

The conditions of the other three men were unavailable.

At least 21 shell casings littered the pavement along the east side of the store for about 30 feet, suggesting that the victims were being fired at while they ran, police said.

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