www.baltimoresun.com/news/breaking/bs-md-ci-shooting-eastside-20120917,0,1582166.story

baltimoresun.com

Man shot in chest on Baltimore basketball court

Police investigate six weekend shootings

By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun

9:09 AM EDT, September 17, 2012

Advertisement

A 24-year-old man told police he was shot Sunday on a basketball court in the Oliver neighborhood on the city's east side.

Police had canvassed the area surrounding Aisquith and Eager streets after responding at 9:23 p.m. to reports of gunfire. Officers later found the victim, who had been driven to an area hospital. He told police he and his brother were playing basketball at a park in the 1400 block of N. Caroline St. They heard shots and he felt a sudden pain, police said.

He is being treated for a chest wound and is expected to recover, police said.

Five other shootings, two of them fatal, occurred in the city during the weekend.

Mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com

  • Text NEWS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun local news text alerts