City / County Digest

CITY / COUNTY DIGEST

August 07, 2008

Baltimore

West side

3 men are shot, one fatally at intersection; no arrests

Three men were shot, one fatally, last night at a West Baltimore intersection, police said.

No arrest had been made, and police knew of no motive in the triple shooting. Southwestern District police responding to shots fired at Bloomingdale Road and Ellicott Drive about 10:30 p.m. found one man bleeding from a bullet wound to the head and another victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach.

A third man was also shot; all three were taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where one of them died, police said.

Witnesses told police they saw a man throw what might have been a gun over a nearby bridge and onto railroad tracks. A police dog trained to sniff out weapons was searching for a gun.

Richard Irwin

N. Charles Street

Two men hunted, shot is fired in attempted robbery at bank

City police and agents of the Baltimore office of the FBI were seeking two men who attempted to rob a Loomis Armored employee while he was putting cash in an ATM outside a downtown bank yesterday afternoon. One of the would-be robbers might have been shot, authorities said.

Two gunmen accosted the armored truck employee about 3 p.m. outside the Bank of America in the 400 block of N. Charles St. as he was putting an undisclosed sum of cash in the bank's ATM, said Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman. .

But another armored carrier employee who had remained in the vehicle drew his service weapon and fired at least one shot at the would-be robbers, Harris said. The pair fled in a black car. Harris said the uninjured guard told police he might have hit one of the men.

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