Two wounded in separate city shootings Saturday

Both victims taken to hospitals

August 26, 2012|By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun

Two people were wounded in separate shooting incidents in Baltimore Saturday, police said.

In the first, a man was attacked in Southeast Baltimore Saturday by an unknown gunman dressed entirely in black, according to police.

Police said the victim walked to a local hospital after he was shot in the 2900 block of McElderry Street. The man told an officer that he had been walking there at about 5:27 p.m. when he was approached from behind by a man wearing a black mask and black clothing who began shooting at him.

Police said the victim started to run but realized he had been shot in the left ankle and calf. The gunman continued to shoot at the victim while the man was on the ground, according to police, then left the scene on foot. The victim was in stable condition, police said, adding that no motive was known.

In the second incident, police received a call at 9:12 p.m. reporting a shooting in the 4000 block of West Bay Ave. in South Baltimore. Police said officers found a victim with gunshot wounds to the torso and limbs. The victim, whose gender was not provided by police, was taken to a local hospital, said police, who added that no description of the assailant was available.

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