Woman killed in triple shooting in city's Mill Hill neighborhood

September 03, 2010|By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun

A 30-year-old woman was killed in a triple shooting Thursday night in Southwest Baltimore in a possible dispute over drugs, police said.

An officer arrived in the 500 block of East Lynne Ave. in the Mill Hill neighborhood and found Datea Scott-Smith lying in the street with several gunshot wounds in her back, said Detective Jeremy Silbert, a police spokesman. She was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 11:39 p.m., according to police.

Two other victims initially fled from the scene, Silbert said. A 14-year-old boy was shot in the hand and a 22-year-old man was shot in the neck, but both were expected to survive, according to Silbert.

Police believe the incident resulted from a dispute over drugs, Silbert said. Detectives were also investigating the possibility that one of the victims may have been an intended target, according to the spokesman.

liz.kay@baltsun.com

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