Two security guards among four injured in city shootings

3 separate incidents around North Baltimore

July 15, 2011|By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun

Police are investigating three separate shooting incidents in North Baltimore, police said Thursday night.

Two uniformed, armed security guards who were patrolling a townhome development near Harwood Park were shot in the 2800 block of Mathews St. at about 8:30, said Detective Donny Moses, a city police spokesman.

A 32-year-old female was shot in the right eye and a 38-year-old male guard was shot at least once in the chest, he said. Both guards were taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital and were in serious condition Thursday night, he said.

Police do not know how many people were involved or what caused the shooting, Moses said. The male officer returned fire but it is not known if an assailant was struck, he said. The shooting happened on the property of the Oak Hill Townhome complex and the guards worked for Assured Protection, he said.

Thursday afternoon an adult man was shot at Homewood and Kirk Avenues and a man was shot in the back near the intersection of Barclay Street and Whitridge Avenue, police said. Police spokeswoman Detective Nicole Monroe said no other information was immediately available about these incidents.

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