Man hurt in W. Baltimore

rash of N.W. shootings leaves 1 man dead

22-year-old also remains in critical condition after Saturday incident

September 27, 2010

A man was wounded in West Baltimore Sunday night, capping off a weekend in which six shootings in the Northwestern district, which includes the Arlington, Park Heights, and Reisterstown Station neighborhoods, left one man dead and five others hurt.

In the Southwest, a man was shot Sunday night in the 2900 block of Riggs Avenue in the Franklintown Road neighborhood, police said. Officers found a 36-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the stomach around 10:30 p.m. The victim was taken to an area hospital and police had no motives or suspects as of Monday morning.

Meanwhile, in the Northwestern police district, the violence started early. Around 11:30 a.m. Friday, a 25-year-old man was shot in the lower stomach in the 3600 block of Howard Park Ave. Police said early Friday afternoon that a suspect had already been apprehended.

At a briefing on Friday afternoon, attended by local residents who then paired up with officers to patrol the streets, Major Johnny Delgado noted the brazenness of the daytime shooting.

“Why we’re getting shootings at 11:00, 11:30 in the morning — I can’t answer that,” Delgado said.

Around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, police were called to the 3500 block of Hayward Ave. and found a 22-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The man was transported to an area hospital and homicide detectives were notified, but as of Monday morning the man, was still alive and listed in critical condition. Police had no information on a motive or suspects.

On Saturday evening around 5:15 p.m., 38-year-old Donnie Martin got into an argument inside a home on the 3100 block of Chelsea Terrace and was shot at least once in the chest, Detective Jeremy Silbert, a police spokesman, said Monday. Martin was pronounced dead at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center at 7:20 p.m.

The case is open and police were following up on leads, Silbert said.

Later, police found a 40-year-old man suffering from multiple shotgun pellet wounds in the Central Park Heights neighborhood, on the 2700 block of Oswego Ave., a little before 11 p.m. on Saturday. Homicide detectives were also notified in this case, but as of Sunday evening, the victim was still alive. Police had no information on a possible motive or suspects.

And on Sunday morning, around 2 a.m., police found a 21-year-old man who was grazed by a bullet in the 5400 block of Perring Parkway. The man said that he had been driving when an unknown vehicle approached him and someone inside started firing at his vehicle. The man was taken to an area hospital, and police have no information on suspects or motives.

Lastly, just before 10 p.m. Sunday evening, police found a 22-year-old man who had sustained three gunshot wounds to the torso and one gunshot wound to the lower back in the 3400 block of Piedmont Avenue, in the Hanlon-Longwood neighborhood. The victim was taken to an area hospital.

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