Man, 21, shot in auto, dies at Shock Trauma

CRIME WATCH

August 14, 2008

A man in a car shot yesterday afternoon on a Southwest city street died hours later at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, police said.

About 3 p.m., police responding to a shooting at Patapsco Avenue and Savoy Street in the Lakeland community found the man seated in a Dodge sedan and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, said Officer Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman. He died shortly before 6 p.m. at the hospital, she said.

He was identified as Vernon Paige, 21, of the 3100 block of Savoy, Monroe said.

In a separate killing, city police are investigating the shooting of a man in West Baltimore who was attacked on a street Tuesday night and died shortly after arriving at Shock Trauma, police spokesman Troy Harris said.

Police responded to the 1000 block of Brantley St. about 10:45 p.m. and found a man with a gunshot wound to his back. The man, later identified as Michael Sewell, 28, was pronounced dead at 11:11 p.m. at the hospital, Monroe said.

Sewell, who lived on Brantley Street, was grasping a handgun when he was found, but it was not known whether the weapon had been fired, Monroe said.

Police said there are no witnesses and no suspects.

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