Teen boy, 17, shot in head overnight in Northwest Baltimore

Another man with self-inflicted gunshot wound to leg walked into area hospital

April 24, 2013|By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

A 17-year-old boy was shot in the back of the head inside a home in the Gwynn Oak area of Northwest Baltimore early on Wednesday morning, according to Baltimore Police.

The teen, who has not been identified, was listed in critical condition at an area hospital on Wednesday, said Detective Angela Carter Watson, a police spokeswoman.

Officers responded to a report of gunfire in the 4000 block of Eldorado Avenue, on the border between the city's Howard Park and Dorchester neighborhoods, just after midnight and located the injured teen inside a home. He was transported to a local hospital, police said.

Detectives were also investigating a self-inflicted shooting in the city, which they were alerted to by medical personnel after a man with a gunshot wound to the leg walked into an area hospital about 12:30 a.m., police said.

The shooting occurred at the intersection of North Charles Street and East Lafayette Avenue, police said. The man's injuries are considered non-life-threatening, police said.

No further information was immediately available.

Also on Wednesday, police confirmed that a body found Tuesday morning in the 2600 block of Loyola Southway in Greenspring was that of Marcus "Anton" Lesane, a 27-year-old who was living in Southwest Baltimore and was last seen April 10 with a friend.

Police also provided more information about a non-fatal shooting that occurred in the 1700 block of Joplin Street on Tuesday afternoon.

Officers responded to reports of gunfire at the location about 5:21 p.m. and found "a large crowd standing in the block," police said.

Investigators determined the gunfire erupted after a fight broke out between two groups of unidentified men. The wounded man was shot in the left abdomen and was transported to a local hospital by friends.



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