3 struck, one killed, in flurry of shootings near city's Leakin Park

Shootings reported over a span of four minutes on west side

December 09, 2010|By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

Within minutes Wednesday night, three people were shot in three separate incidents in the neighborhoods around Baltimore's Leakin Park, killing one.

Police commanders were notified between 8:05 p.m. and 8:09 p.m. of shootings, with the locations causing initial confusion.

In the first, police found a 21-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound to the back in the 700 block of Woodington Road, in the Edmondson Village neighborhood. But the victim said he had actually been shot nearby in the 4100 block of Cranston Ave. at about 7:50 p.m.

Around the same time, police found a 39-year-old woman lying on her back in a driveway in the 4400 block of Wakefield Road, north of the park. She said she was getting out of her vehicle in the 2000 block of Edgewood St., in the Mount Holly neighborhood, when she was shot by an unknown man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

She drove to the Wakefield Road address, the home of a relative, where police were contacted. She was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma Center for a gunshot wound to the lower abdomen.

Three different addresses were given by police, with television stations reporting the shootings as two separate incidents.

Her condition was not known, but district detectives – not officers from the homicide unit – were investigating the shooting.

At 7:59 p.m., police again received reports of a shooting, this time in the 2800 block of Westwood Ave. in the Northwest Community Action neighborhood. David Carter, 20, of the 1100 block of Poplar Grove St., had been shot multiple times in the chest and died from his injuries.

Police recovered drugs from the crime scene, but did not have a suspect or a motive, officials said.

Anthony Guglielmi, the police department's chief spokesman, said police were investigating whether two of the incidents were linked.


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