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February 14, 1991
A 42-year-old Dundalk woman asleep in her bedroom was seriously wounded by a stray bullet late last night during a shooting incident across the street, Baltimore County police said. The man who fired the shots later committed suicide.Nancy Hile Lang, of the 1900 block of Jackson Road, was listed in good condition today at the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore with a wound in the back, police said.Police spokesman E. Jay Miller said the bizarre shooting incident began when Owen Richard Jennings, 53, of the 7200 block of River Drive in Edgemere, drove up to his sister-in-law's home on Jackson Road about 11:20 p.m. His wife, Delores M. Schuman, 52, had gone there after a domestic argument yesterday.
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August 14, 2014
Thank you to Raymond Daniel Burke for his article about the tragic shooting of McKenzie Elliott, a 3 year old in the way of a stray bullet ( "Apathetic no more," Aug. 5). Until and unless we have public servants with a backbone to the gun lobby, nothing will change and there will be another tragic death very soon. The so-called smart gun was even rejected by gun lobby. If anything there are more guns everywhere, and the trend is to continue. Perhaps we will have to amend the Constitution in order to really get a handle on gun violence.
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By MELISSA HARRIS AND BRADLEY OLSON and MELISSA HARRIS AND BRADLEY OLSON,SUN REPORTERS | January 21, 2006
A 4-year-old boy was shot by what appeared to be a stray bullet that entered a Columbia apartment yesterday evening after what police believe was a brief altercation at a shopping center. The boy, whom police have declined to identify, was in critical condition last night at Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. Police said the shot was fired outside a corner apartment at the Sierra Woods apartment complex about 6 p.m. The bullet went through the lower part of the front window of a corner apartment where the boy was struck.
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By Justin George and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2014
A 3-year-old girl was killed by a stray bullet Friday after a gunman opened fire in North Baltimore's Waverly neighborhood, the latest shooting in a spike in gun violence. The girl, identified by her father as McKenzie Elliott, was on a porch in the 3600 block of Old York Road about 4 p.m. when police say she was struck by a bullet fired toward a nearby street corner. Two others were also injured in what police called a short gunfight, and one of them was described as a "person of interest.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Sun Staff Writer | September 2, 1994
A 2 1/2 -year-old girl was shot last night when a stray bullet fired from a nearby quarry passed through a sliding glass door of her babysitter's Laurel home and struck her in the right leg, Anne Arundel County police said.Katie Ellsworth was listed in fair condition last night at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center with a broken right leg, police said. The bullet remained lodged in her right calf, police said.Investigators combed the quarry behind the home, in the 3500 block of Rippling Way, but were unable to locate the person who fired the shot, said Officer Randy Bell, a county police spokesman.
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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,nicole.fuller@baltsun.com | August 24, 2008
A 6-year-old boy was wounded yesterday by a stray bullet during a shootout in Northeast Baltimore, police said. Police received a call about 5 p.m. about a shooting in the 3200 block of Lyndale Ave. at the corner of St. Cloud Avenue in Bel Air-Edison, said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman. The boy, who was one of several children playing in the area at the time of the shooting, was struck once, Moses said. The bullet passed through the upper right side of the boy's chest and did not strike any vital organs, Moses said.
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By Richard Irwin and Brent Jones and Richard Irwin and Brent Jones,Sun reporters | May 13, 2008
City police were trying to determine whether a 2-month-old baby boy was shot in the head yesterday evening by a stray bullet fired from outside his O'Donnell Heights home. Officer Troy Harris, a police spokesman, said that shortly after 6 p.m., someone standing in the 6100 block of Plantview Way fired several shots, one of which penetrated the exterior wall of a rowhouse and entered the house. In the confusion that followed the gunshots, Harris said, residents of the house grabbed the baby and rushed outside for safety.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2013
Annapolis police are investigating the early Friday morning shooting of a 23-year-old man while he was running from a dispute, police said. Police said that it is possible that Dejuan Jacarter Hill of Annapolis was the victim of a stray bullet. He was in the 900 block of President Street and told them he was with a group of people nearby in the 1100 block of Madison Street when another man approached them and started talking with someone in the group. The conversation "escalated," according to a police spokesman, and both of those people reached into their pockets, leading others in the group to scatter.
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By Joan Jacobson and Richard Irwin and Joan Jacobson and Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF | November 20, 1995
The last time Robert Hardy Jr. saw his mother alive, Nannie Hardy was heading to her bedroom to rub her arthritic body with salve and say the Lord's Prayer.An hour later, at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Mr. Hardy found his 71-year-old mother on the floor with a bullet wound in her neck. Police believe she was hit by a stray bullet that came through the window of her second-floor bedroom.Mrs. Hardy was one of four people killed by gunfire in the city during the weekend. The death of a fifth man found across from the Mount Pleasant Golf Course is being listed as questionable.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN STAFF | February 25, 1998
Jerry Walley devoted his life to God and church. Even when the 19-year-old stopped for snacks at a convenience store near his West Baltimore home, he often had a Bible or a religious pamphlet in hand.Monday night, with seven relatives in the family van headed to their church near their Dickeyville home, a stray bullet fired from a group of warring young men shattered the driver's side window and struck Walley in the left side of the head.The victim -- described as a "kind and gentle person" by his next-door neighbor -- struggled on life-support for more than eight hours at Sinai Hospital before he was pronounced dead at 5: 45 a.m. yesterday.
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By Justin Fenton and Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2014
Devastated parents and distressed police and political leaders took to the streets Saturday to plead with the Waverly community to help catch the killers of 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott, whose shooting death has galvanized the city to stop a surge of violence in the past week. In a city where residents are often reluctant to cooperate or fear intimidation, their mantra was: "Say something. " "She meant a lot to everybody, especially me," the toddler's mother, 21-year-old Nina Epps, said Saturday.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | April 14, 2014
Maryland Natural Resources Police continue to investigate the case of a man who was shot while kayaking Saturday night and then paddled himself to shore, where he was found the next morning. Police don't know who shot the 56-year-old man from Reston, Va., who was on the water in Main Creek off Bodkin Creek in Pasadena. He had planned an evening of stargazing and reading on a tablet. "We'll find the shooter. It's just going to be a matter of time," said Sgt. Brian Albert of the Natural Resources Police.
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February 26, 2014
An article in the Feb. 28, 1914, edition of The Argus reported a close call for local resident. A bullet from a small caliber rifle crashed through a window at the home of Dr. Henry F. Hill , Melvin and Edmondson avenues, late Wednesday afternoon and fell at the feet of his daughter, Miss Katherine Hill . Miss Hill was seated in the library playing cards and as the crash of the window-pane came, she heard the bullet drop on the floor....
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October 1, 2013
Why does it seem everyone is trying to place blame for the fatal York Road and Northern Parkway crash on the police ( "Police were ordered off pursuit before fatal crash, union says," Sept. 27)? The blame goes to the speeding driver who ran the red light. If he survived, he would have been charged and prosecuted for the accident. If he had pulled over for the police, not sped off and run the light, there would be no accident to discuss. Why are people making violent thugs out to be blameless?
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2013
Annapolis police are investigating the early Friday morning shooting of a 23-year-old man while he was running from a dispute, police said. Police said that it is possible that Dejuan Jacarter Hill of Annapolis was the victim of a stray bullet. He was in the 900 block of President Street and told them he was with a group of people nearby in the 1100 block of Madison Street when another man approached them and started talking with someone in the group. The conversation "escalated," according to a police spokesman, and both of those people reached into their pockets, leading others in the group to scatter.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2013
Relatives and friends of a young mother killed by a stray bullet on Labor Day weekend urged witnesses Saturday to come forward and help Baltimore police solve the crime. "People are little bit afraid," to talk to police, said Geron Mills, 23, as he and others gathered to note the six-month mark since LaRelle Ashlyn Amos died. "But you've got to put yourself in our shoes. " The 22-year-old Amos was shot Sept. 2, one victim of a bloody Baltimore weekend that saw 10 other people injured by gunfire and five more killed.
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By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | April 4, 1996
A picture above his bed depicts the Last Supper, and left open on his bed is a worn copy of the Bible from which he would read a few pages every night. He last read I Corinthians, Chapter 8.James Chester Streeter's life revolved around his family and serving the Lord. But Monday night, as the deacon walked through a drug-infested area near his East Baltimore home to deliver coats to friends as a church duty, he was struck fatally by a stray bullet.Mr. Streeter, 28, who lived in the 2100 block of Cliftwood Ave., was pronounced dead a short time later.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer Staff writer Richard Irwin contributed to this article | June 25, 1992
A 3-year-old East Baltimore boy was killed by stray gunfire last night in front of his family's rowhouse in the 900 block of E. Biddle St.The child, Andre Antonio Dorsey, was hit about 7 o'clock when an East Baltimore youth fired a single shot at a man who was running up the street, police said. The child was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival at Johns Hopkins Hospital.Charged with first-degree murder and using a handgun in the commission of a felony is Rudolph Horton Jr., 15, of the 1200 block of N. Bond St. He was being sought today.
NEWS
February 11, 2013
In a recent article on gun control hearings in Annapolis ("Opinions differ on Md. gun controls," Feb. 7), Sonia Mangum of Stevensville is quoted as saying, in opposition to limits of the ammunition capacity in gun magazines, "If I am under duress, I am going to be missing and may not have time to reload. " She presents more of an argument why the capacity of magazines should be limited. How many of her bullets are being fired? How many are missing? Where are the bullets from those missed shots going?
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2013
Aaliyah Boyer had hoped to watch the New Year's ball drop on TV, but when she learned she had missed the stroke of midnight by 32 seconds, she returned to the front yard with her friends to watch her neighbors light fireworks. Nearby, someone apparently fired a gun into the air to add to the celebration. Amid the jubilation, the 10-year-old fell to the ground, the warmth and color draining from her body after she was hit by a falling bullet. Her family initially thought that she had fainted, but the wound would prove fatal.
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