2 teens slain, 3 people hurt in city shootings


A spate of shootings in the city yesterday and Friday left two teen-agers dead and three people injured, including a man shot during a robbery in a West Baltimore carry-out yesterday.

Police had few details on the latest incident -- a drive-by shooting at 5:45 p.m. in East Baltimore near the corner of East Eager Street and Patterson Park Avenue. Authorities said last night that it appeared the victim would survive.

The latest homicide occurred about 3:30 a.m. yesterday when Akintunde Mwangi, 18, of the 1200 block of Lindenleaf Court in East Baltimore, was shot on a corner in Northeast Baltimore.

Homicide detectives said Mr. Mwangi and a friend, Olubunmi Temidayo, 33, of the 3800 block of Greenmount Ave., were in the 2200 block of Harford Road when shots were fired from a passing car.

Mr. Mwangi was hit several times in his torso, but he ran about a blockto a social club, where he collapsed, police said.

Mr. Temidayo was grazed in the foot by a round and refused medical treatment, police said. They said they knew of no motive witnesses.

The second homicide victim died at Johns Hopkins Hospital about two hours earlier. Agent Doug Price, a police spokesman, said Marvin Watts Jr., 17, of the 1700 block of Homestead St., was shot once in the stomach about 5 p.m. Friday in the 1700 block of Barclay St.

He apparently was shot by a man with whom he had been arguing, Agent Price said.

Several people were nearby, but either saw nothing or did not cooperate with police, he said. Police said they knew of no motive and had no suspects.

About 1:40 p.m. yesterday, a 19-year-old West Baltimore man was shot in the left thigh with a .22-caliber pistol during a robbery in the Fulton Restaurant in the 2200 block of N. Fulton Ave. He was in good condition last night at University of Maryland Medical Center.

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