Man, 23, shot while eating crabs in McCulloh Homes

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April 14, 2012

A 23-year-old man was shot and killed Friday night while eating crabs in a courtyard in the McCulloh Homes housing project, one of three shootings police were investigating Saturday. 

The Sun's Yvonne Wenger reports:

Police responded to the call at 8:20 p.m. Friday in the 400 block of Watty Court. Brandon Simms had been eating crabs when an unknown gunman walked up and opened fire without warning, police spokesman Donny Moses said. The suspect fled on foot to an unknown location.

Simms died at 1:45 a.m. at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Officers responded around 11:15 a.m. Saturday to a shooting that occurred in the 2000 block of Rayner Avenue involving an adult male. The man, whose identity wasn’t immediately available, was shot in the stomach and taken to an area hospital, where he was listed in serious condition, police said.

Police had no information on a suspect or motive, according to Moses.

On Friday, a 39-year-old man suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the arm and back in an 11:15 p.m. shooting Friday in the Park Heights area, Moses said.

Officers responded to the 5000 block of Palmer Avenue where they found the victim, who was listed in good condition at an area hospital Saturday, according to police.

Witnesses said they saw the victim arguing with a second man, who pulled a gun and opened fire, Moses said. No further information was available on the suspect or a motive.

Anyone with information is urged to call police, Moses said.

 

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