Baltimore police investigating another Greenmount shooting

Man shot in 1000 block, in Johnston Square

November 26, 2012|By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

A man was shot in the 1000 block of Greenmount Avenue in the Johnston Square neighborhood of East Baltimore Monday night, according to Baltimore police — adding another crime scene to a north-south corridor already left bloodied in recent days.

Police responded to the scene about 10:15 and found the man shot, police said. Further details were not immediately available.

On Nov. 20, 16-year-old Daniel Pearson was shot and killed and two men were shot and wounded in a triple shooting to the north, in the 2700 block of Greenmount.

The next day, two more men were shot in almost the same spot.

On Nov. 25, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the 2200 block of Barclay Street, about a block off Greenmount.

The shooting scene Monday night was about a block away from where 41-year-old Michael Allen was fatally shot on Oct. 31, in the 1100 block of Homewood Avenue.

Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts, who visited the scenes of both shootings near the 2700 block of Greenmount, has said a drug turf battle is being fought in the area between rival gangs, the Black Guerrilla Family and the Bloods.

It was not clear whether the Monday night shooting was related.

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