18 are shot, four fa­tally, in a vi­o­lent week­end

Baltimore Sun - - NA­TION & WORLD - Bal­ti­more Sun re­porter Cather­ine Rentz con­trib­uted to this ar­ti­cle. tpru­dente@balt­sun.com

Se­cours Hos­pi­tal. Po­lice did not re­lease his name.

An­other man was shot to death in the 4300 block of Park Heights Ave. in the Cen­tral Park Heights neigh­bor­hood of North­west Bal­ti­more about 5:45 p.m. Sun­day, po­lice said. Po­lice did not re­lease his name or age.

They fol­lowed two deaths ear­lier in the week­end.

A 26-year-old man was shot to death in the first block of S. Carey St. in the Hollins Mar­ket neigh­bor­hood of South­west Bal­ti­more about 1 p.m. Satur­day, po­lice said.

A 30-year-old man was shot in the leg and stom­ach on the 1800 block of N. Calvert St. in the Green­mount West neigh­bor­hood shortly af­ter 3 a.m. Fri­day, po­lice said. The man died at a hos­pi­tal.

Po­lice were in­ves­ti­gat­ing at least three other shoot­ings Sun­day.

A 68-year-old man was grazed by a bul­let in the 1300 block of E. Lan­vale St. in the Oliver neigh­bor­hood of East Bal­ti­more about 12:30 p.m., po­lice said.

About 90 min­utes later, of­fi­cers found a 28-year-old man shot in the arm in the 4300 block of York Road in North Bal­ti­more, po­lice said. Both men were ex­pected to sur­vive. Then about 4 p.m., a 24-year-old man was shot in his arm and torso in the 500 block of N. Cal­houn St. in the Har­lem Park neigh­bor­hood of West Bal­ti­more, po­lice said.

In the broad­est at­tack, three gun­men con­verged on the 700 block of E. Pre­ston St. about 8:30 a.m. Satur­day in the John­ston Square neigh­bor­hood and opened fire on a crowd, po­lice said. Eight peo­ple, in­clud­ing a 3-year-old girl, were shot Satur­day night near the in­ter­sec­tion of Green­mount Av­enue and East Pre­ston Street.

Michael Sachse was read­ing “Cu­ri­ous Ge­orge at the Aquar­ium” to his 3-year-old daugh­ter when gun­shots erupted be­neath the bed­room win­dow.

“All I heard was pop-pop-pop-pop,” Sachse said.

His wife rushed their daugh­ter to the back of the house. Sachse threw open the win­dow.

Out­side, a neigh­bor was shot in her leg and bleed­ing on the side­walk. Sachse saw a man carry the 3-year-old vic­tim to a car and drive off.

“It could have been me,” he said Sun­day af­ter­noon.

When­the bar­rage ended, six men in their 20s and 30s had also been shot, po­lice said. The gun­men — one of them armed with a shot­gun and two with hand­guns — ran away. Po­lice were still look­ing for them Sun­day. By then, most signs of the at­tack had been cleared away. There was a bul­let hole through the rear win­dow of a car parked on the block.

Neigh­bors sat qui­etly on their steps. Few wanted to talk about the at­tack.

“They’re scared,” said a woman, who de­clined to be iden­ti­fied. “They ain’t talk­ing too much.”

In­ves­ti­ga­tors linked the at­tack to a triple shoot­ing on La­bor Day about two miles away.

In the Sept. 5 at­tack, po­lice said, a woman shot and killed one man and wounded two women in the Madi­son-Eas­tend neigh­bor­hood of East Bal­ti­more.

One of the women who was shot was preg­nant.

The shoot­ing fol­lowed an ar­gu­ment, po­lice said.

Po­lice ac­cused Mar­ion “Nephew” Daughton, 31, said she was a mem­ber of the Bloods gang and named her Pub­lic En­emy No. 1.

Daughton was soon ar­rested, and has been charged with first-de­gree mur­der, at­tempted mur­der, as­sault and gun vi­o­la­tions. She is be­ing held with­out bail pend­ing a pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing Oct. 4 in Dis­trict Court.

To­ni­asha Manique John­son, 23, is also charged with first-de­gree mur­der in the shoot­ing. She is sched­uled for a pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing oct. 6 in Dis­trict Court.

Po­lice said they had no in­for­ma­tion that Satur­day night’s shoot­ing of eight peo­ple was gang-re­lated. They would not say why they be­lieved it was linked to the La­bor Day shoot­ing.

On Sun­day af­ter­noon, Sachse re­flected on his block and the shoot­ings.

“It’s crazy,” he said. “Hope­fully, ev­ery­thing will calm down.”

Then he went in­side and shut the door.


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