Shock Trauma hospital worker among two dead in Baltimore shooting

September 22, 2014|Justin George | The Baltimore Sun

A Maryland Shock Trauma Center worker was among two people shot to death Sunday night in downtown Baltimore, police and hospital officials said.

Surgical-support technician Brandon Finney, 25, and Christopher Camphor, 20, were both killed in the 400 block of W. Saratoga St., about four blocks north of Shock Trauma and just north of Lexington Market. Hospital officials confirmed Finney's death Monday afternoon.

"This is a shocking and terrible loss, and we extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to his family, friends and colleagues during this extremely difficult time," the hospital said in a statement. "Our priority is to support Brandon's home and work families as they come to grips with this immense loss."

Police found both victims while responding to reports of gunfire on West Saratoga Street about 11:30 p.m. Multiple residents who heard shots reported the shooting on social media Sunday night.

Police are investigating the shooting and have no suspects.

Homicide investigators ask that anyone with information regarding the incident call 410-396-2100.

A University of Maryland police crime alert sent out to students, faculty and workers described the suspect only as a thin black male wearing a gray and white-striped hooded sweatshirt. The alert said the suspect shot both men, who were standing at Paca and Saratoga streets, and then fled south on North Paca Street.

The alert reminded people to travel in groups and stay aware of their surroundings.

Jay A. Perman, president of the University of Maryland at Baltimore, called Finney a member of the University of Maryland community in an email he sent to students, faculty and staff.

"Please keep Mr. Finney's family and colleagues in your thoughts and prayers," Perman said.

Earlier Monday afternoon, Baltimore police officers also responded to an unrelated shooting in the 4500 block of Reisterstown Road, where they found a man shot in the shoulder. Police say he suffered a nonfatal injury. Detectives from the Northwestern District are investigating.

In a third incident around 8 p.m. Monday night, a man was shot in the stomach and arm in the 2300 block of Jefferson St., in McElderry Park. His injuries were not expected to be life-threatening, but his condition was not released. Southeast District detectives are investigating.

Baltimore Sun reporter Colin Campbell contributed to this article.

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Because of incorrect information provided by the Baltimore Police Department, an earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the gender of one of the victims. Both victims were men.

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