Two Die, 1 Critical In City Shootings

Three Incidents Occur In One Eight-hour Span

August 11, 2009|By Liz F. Kay | Liz F. Kay,liz.kay@baltsun.com

Two men were killed and another was critically injured in three separate shootings over an eight-hour span in Baltimore, police said Monday.

About 10:25 p.m. Sunday, an officer responded to a call for a shooting in the 600 block of Cherry Hill Road, said Detective Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman.

Police found Charles Gregory Pratt, 18, of the 8700 block of Church Lane in Randallstown lying in the parking lot of the Cherry Hill shopping center. He had been shot several times, according to Monroe.

Pratt was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead at 11:02 p.m.

Based on the preliminary investigation, police believe Pratt had been at the Wing Hing carryout at Terra Firma and Cherry Hill roads just before the shooting. Monroe said he might have been involved in an altercation, then run down Cherry Hill before he was shot.

Also Sunday, officers who heard gunfire about 11:50 p.m. found a man lying on Highland Avenue at Baltimore Street in East Baltimore, according to police. The victim, in his mid-20s, had been shot several times and was taken to an area hospital, where he was in critical condition, police said.

Two suspects were in custody in that shooting.

Police were also investigating a fatal shooting reported at 5:40 a.m. Monday in the 200 block of S. Herring Court, in the Perkins Homes public housing complex in Southeast Baltimore. Police identified the victim as Thomas A. Medley, 32, whose address was not available.

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