Man shot, killed while eating crabs in West Baltimore

Two other men shot in city

April 14, 2012|By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun

A 23-year-old West Baltimore man was fatally shot in the head while he was eating crabs at McCulloh Homes on Friday night, authorities said.

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, whose address wasn't immediately known, died at 1:45 a.m. Saturday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Officers responded about 11:15 a.m. Saturday to a shooting that occurred in the 2000 block of Rayner Ave. 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 Ave. 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.

yvonne.wenger@baltsun.com

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