Woman Shot At Boyfriend's Funeral Gathering

November 20, 2009|By Richard Irwin and Justin Fenton

A woman was gunned down Thursday night outside a West Baltimore funeral home where she was attending a private family gathering for her boyfriend, who was fatally shot last week, police said. The woman's name was not released.

About 7 p.m., police said, the 33-year-old woman received a cell phone message while attending services for Michael Anthony McFadden at the Joseph H. Brown Funeral Home in the 2100 block of N. Fulton Ave. McFadden, 51, of the 2000 block of W. Lanvale St. was shot to death Nov. 12 near his home.

The woman stepped outside and moments later was shot in the chest in front of the funeral home by an unknown assailant.

Police said about a dozen people were attending the gathering at the time.

The woman was taken by a city Fire Department ambulance to Maryland Shock Trauma Center and was reported in serious condition.

Anthony Guglielmi, a city police spokesman, said homicide detectives were attempting to determine a motive for the woman's shooting and whether it was related to McFadden's death.

Police said no arrest had been made in the McFadden slaying.

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