Gunman sought after 3 teens are wounded


August 18, 2008|By RICHARD IRWIN

Southwestern District detectives were seeking at least one unidentified assailant in the shootings early yesterday of three teenage boys in the city's Northwest Community Action neighborhood in West Baltimore.

Shortly before 1 a.m., police responding to shots fired in the 2900 block of Westwood Ave. near St. Stephen's Street found three boys suffering from gunshot wounds, police said.

Police said one boy was shot in the upper leg, another in the lower back and the third in the shin. All three were taken by city Fire Department ambulances to area hospitals. Their conditions were not available yesterday. Police knew of no motive for the attack.

Anyone with information is urged to call the district's detective unit at 410-396-2488.

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