2 men fatally shot, teen wounded Thursday night

June 21, 2008|By Gus G. Sentementes | Gus G. Sentementes,Sun Reporter

Baltimore police are investigating shootings that left two men dead and a third injured Thursday night, including a 32-year-old man who was killed on a street corner in Remington - the second shooting in the neighborhood in the past month.

The first killing occurred in West Baltimore about 11 p.m. Officers driving near the 500 block of Bloom St. noticed a crowd on a sidewalk, and when they stopped, they found the victim.

Police said the man, Brian Goodwin, 21, of the 1200 block of W. Lafayette Ave., was in the block when an unknown person approached and shot him several times. The victim was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead about 3:20 a.m., police said.

About 40 minutes later police officers responded to reports of a shooting in Remington at West 28th Street and Huntingdon Avenue. They found the victim, Donta Gregory, 32, suffering from several gunshot wounds, and paramedics took him to Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was pronounced dead at 12:18 a.m., police said.

Police did not know of a suspect or motive in the killing. But Gregory's last known address was in the 500 block of Bloom St., where the first homicide of the evening occurred, according to electronic court records. Police could not say yesterday whether there was a connection between the two shootings.

Also, on May 27, a 19-year-old man was shot in that neighborhood at West 28th Street and Miles Avenue, one block west of where Gregory was shot. That man survived, and the case remains open, police said.

In the third shooting Thursday night, a 17-year-old boy was wounded in the ankle while riding his bicycle about midnight in the 1400 block of N. Rosedale St., police said. The boy reported the shooting to police after walking into the University of Maryland Medical Center for treatment, police said.

He told investigators that while he was riding his bicycle, a minivan drove by and a man fired several shots in his direction. The teen's condition was not available.


Sun reporter Annie Linskey contributed to this article.

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