Man, 49, shot in back in Northwest Baltimore

April 17, 2011|By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun

A 49-year-old man was shot in the back Sunday in Northwest Baltimore.

A spokesman for the Baltimore City Police said that about 5:20 p.m. police found the victim in the 5300 block of Wabash Ave. in the West Arlington neighborhood.

Detective Jeremy Silbert, the spokesman, said the victim was taken to a local hospital with a gunshot wound to his back. He did not provide the victim's condition.

Detectives believe that the victim was standing in the 4200 block of Hayward Ave. when two men approached. The victim tried to run away, but one of the men shot him in the back, Silbert said. Police said the gunmen fled from the scene on foot.

Detectives are investigating the incident and did not name any suspects or give a motive.

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