Man gravely injured in one of two shootings overnight in Baltimore

Second victim expected to recover from arm wound, police say

May 26, 2011|By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun

Two men were shot late Wednesday and early Thursday in Baltimore, leaving one gravely injured, police said.

About 11:21 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to the 1900 block of Somerworth St. for a reported shooting. While approaching the area, an officer was flagged down by the 20-year-old victim, police said. He told police he was shot in the arm in the 2000 block of Griffis Ave., in the Morrell Park neighborhood of Southwest Baltimore.

Police said he was expected to recover from his injury.

About an hour later, at 12:16 a.m. Thursday, police responding to a call for a missing person near the 1600 block of Ward Court, in the Old East Baltimore neighborhood, saw a 27-year-old man lying on the sidewalk.

According to police, the man apparently had been standing in that block when he was approached by one or more assailants and shot in the head. A medical crew took the man to an area hospital, where he was in grave condition, police said.

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