4 shot, 3 killed, in 40 minutes in city


July 29, 2008|By RICHARD IRWIN

Four people were shot - three fatally - within 40 minutes last night, in three apparently unrelated incidents, a city police spokesman said.

The victims' identities were not immediately available. Police said they knew of no motives or suspects.

The first of the shootings was reported at 9:23 p.m. at East North Avenue and North Wolfe Street, where an assailant shot a 24-year-old man in the chest and a girl in a leg. The man died shortly before 10 p.m. at Johns Hopkins Hospital's trauma center. The girl was expected to survive, said spokesman Donny Moses.

At 9:47 p.m., Northern District police responding to a shooting behind Walter P. Carter Elementary School in the 800 block of E. 43rd St. found an unidentified man bleeding from at least one bullet wound to the head. He was taken to Sinai Hospital, where he later died.

The latest shooting was reported at 10:03 p.m. at West North Avenue and North Mount Street, where Western District police found a man who had been shot in the face. He was taken by ambulance to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead.

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