Three dead in two city shootings Baltimore police also make arrests in guns, drugs

May 09, 2010|By The Baltimore Sun

Two men were shot and killed Saturday night while sitting in a car on a North Baltimore street, and hours earlier another man was fatally shot in an East Baltimore alley, according to a city police spokesman.

The latest killings occurred about 10:30 p.m. Police responding to a call about gunshots in a community just south of Pen Lucy found a burgundy Buick Park Avenue in the 900 block of North Hill St., in its park gear and still running, with two men seat belted in the driver's and front passenger seats.

Agent Donny Moses, a Baltimore police spokesman, said the man in the driver's seat was shot several times in the head and upper body. Moses said the other victim had been shot several times in the body and was slumped over, resting on the driver.

The vehicle had South Carolina license plates, but Moses said detectives had not yet identified the victims. No motive was known, and no arrests have been made.

About four hours earlier, police in East Baltimore responded to a 911 call for a single gunshot and found a 42-year-old man in the rear alley of the 500 block of North Collington Ave. Moses said the man was kneeling and suffering from a gunshot wound to the front of his neck.

He collapsed and was pronounced dead at the scene. His name was withheld pending notification of relatives. Moses said a motive remains unknown and that no arrests have been made.

Baltimore police are investigating several other shootings that occurred Saturday:

Shortly before 8 p.m., an adult female suffered a graze wound to the back in the 700 block of Wharton Court in East Baltimore. About 6 p.m., police said a man was shot in the foot in the 5200 block of Craig Ave. in the Govans neighborhood. About 2:15 p.m., also in Govans, police said an adult male was shot in the 500 block of Beaumont Ave. And in West Baltimore about 5:15 a.m., police said a man was shot in the back at Mosher and Monroe streets.

City police also announced Sunday that officers made two gun arrests over the weekend.

Steven Butler, 23, was arrested on drug and gun charges after police said they found him with a loaded 9 mm handgun and 16 zip-close bags of cocaine at a house in the 2600 block of Ulman Ave. in Northwest Baltimore.

In the second case, police said they arrested Cierra Lewis, 20, during a traffic stop and charged her with possession of marijuana and a .380-caliber Hi-Point handgun.

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