Four wounded in city shootings

3 men and boy injured in 3 incidents in 7-hour period

March 12, 2011

Three men a and a boy were wounded in three separate shootings in a span of seven hours overnight in Baltimore, police reported.

A 19-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy were injured in the first incident, which took place about 7:35 p.m. Friday in South Baltimore. According to police spokesman Kevin Brown, officers responded to a report of gunfire in the 2400 block of Maisel Court and found the teenager with a gunshot wound to his hand.

Brown said the boy told officers he was walking in the area of Waterview Avenue and Hollins Ferry Road when he heard a shot and was hit before fleeing. As police were investigating, Brown said, a second victim arrived at a South Baltimore hospital with a gunshot wound to the torso.

An investigation determined that a brawl had broken out in the 2600 block of Hollins Ferry Road when one of the fighters began firing and struck the two victims, who were listed in stable condition. Brown said police did not know the cause of the fight or whether the victims were involved.

The second shooting took place about 11:25 p.m. in the 1900 block of Walbrook Avenue in West Baltimore, where police found a 33-year-old man on the front steps of a building with a gunshot wound to the neck. Police said the victim was taken to a local hospital. They had no information on his condition, a suspect or what the motive might have been.

Less than two hours later, about 1:18 a.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting in Upper Fells Point. Brown said they found a 27-year-old man in the 1700 block of East Lombard Street with a gunshot wound to the torso. The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was reported in stable condition.

Brown said he had no information about a suspect or motive.

michael.dresser@baltsun.com

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