One killed, one injured in shooting at W. Baltimore carryout restaurant

March 18, 2011|By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun

One man was killed and another injured in a double shooting Thursday night at a carryout restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue in Baltimore, police said.

Police responded to the U.S. Fried Chicken at 2738 Pennsylvania Ave. in West Baltimore shortly before 9 p.m. for a report of a shooting. An officer found 29-year-old Brandon KelvinCarter lying on the floor of the restaurant with a gunshot wound to the neck, police said.

Carter, whose last known address was in the 5200 block of Cuthbert Ave., was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was pronounced dead at 9:37 p.m., police said.

The second victim, whose 22nd birthday is Friday, suffered a gunshot wound to the right leg and was found by police in front of a nearby liquor store. He was taken to an area hospital, and police believe his injuries are non-life-threatening, although his medical status was unknown.

Police believe the two men were inside the restaurant when two gunmen approached and began firing.

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