Two killed in separate city shootings

Man slain in Northwest, another on east side

April 17, 2010|By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun

Two Baltimore men were killed in separate overnight shooting incidents for which homicide detectives had no suspects as of Saturday morning, police said.

The first homicide arose from a double shooting in the 4100 block of Kershaw Avenue in Northwest Baltimore, where a gunman in one car – make and model unknown -- apparently fired on two men in another vehicle that had stopped in that block, police spokesman Donny Moses said.

Gaviin Campbell, 24, of the 5000 block of Challgroove Avenue in Northwest Baltimore was pronounced dead at Sinal Hospital. Another man, also 24, was taken to Sinai, where he is in serious but stable condition with a gunshot would to the lower back.

Moses said police knew of no motive or suspectts in the homicide.

In the other incident, police were called to the 1100 block of North Milton Street at 11:29 p.m. Friday, when they found 30-year-old Jamal Thomas with a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Thomas was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:01 a.m.

Moses said the victime was inside Kay's Liquor Store on Milton Street when he became involved in an argument with another man. The spokesman said the argument continued outside on the street, where the shooting took place.

The unknown assailant then fled on foot. Moses saiid.

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