Police: Argument led to double shooting early Monday

Shooting after verbal altercation in northeast Baltimore leaves two men hospitalized

December 28, 2010|By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun

Police released have released new details about a double shooting that occurred early Monday in the Cedmont neighborhood in northeast Baltimore.

The two men were shot around 1:35 a.m. police said, after getting into an argument with a third man who then pulled a gun on them.

Police responded to a report of a shooting in the 4200 block of Belmar Ave. at 1:37 a.m., and found the makings of a crime scene, including blood, said Det. Kevin Brown, a police spokesman. Police were then called to a local hospital, where they found the two shooting victims, one with gunshot wounds in the leg and arm, and the other with a gunshot wound to the hip.

A police investigation found that the two men got into a verbal dispute with another man after leaving a bar. The man pulled out a handgun and shot the two men as they tried to flee on foot.

jtorbati@baltsun.com

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