Boy, 9, critically wounded in Druid Heights triple shooting

Shooting is latest in a string of multiple-victim shootings

August 20, 2012|By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun

A 9-year-old boy was critically wounded Sunday night in a triple shooting in Druid Heights, police said.

Anthony Guglielmi, the Baltimore Police Department's chief spokesman, said officers responding to a report of a shooting found the boy sitting inside a vehicle, where he was being held by his mother and was bleeding from his stomach. He was taken to a hospital and was listed in critical but stable condition. 

Patrol officers learned of the shooting at about 12:03 a.m., when they were sitting in the 2100 block of McCulloh St. and saw 20 to 30 people running from the 400 block of Bloom St., Guglielmi said. 

A woman flagged down the officers, and said her son and grandson had just been shot. Officers found a 24-year-old man leaning against a vehicle with a gunshot wound to his left forearm, and the 9-year-old inside the vehicle. A 21-year-old victim was later located, suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. 

Guglielmi said the adult victims were "extremely well known to police" but declined to elaborate. He said the young victim was "caught in the crossfire."

The shooting was the latest multiple-victim shooting incident in the city. Late Thursday, a 54-year-old woman and 33-year-old man were killed in the Frankford neighborhood, a shooting that investigators say is linked to the triple shooting that killed two in the Edgewood neighborhood the night before. The woman and man were the mother and brother of who police believe is the suspect in the triple shooting, sources told The Sun. 

Before that, a 40-year-old man was killed and a 56-year-old man critically injured in a double-shooting in Mount Vernon.

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