3 killed, 5 hurt in shootings Thursday


Three men were killed and five others wounded during an eight-hour spate of violence Thursday -- mostly in separate shootings in West Baltimore, city police said yesterday.

The victims were male and ranged in age from 17 to 29. Police reported no arrests or motives in any of the cases.

Those wounded are expected to survive, police said. They include a 19-year-old man who was shot in the face about 1:20 p.m. in Northwest Baltimore. An 18- and a 28-year-old were shot nearby about seven hours later. A 17-year-old was shot about 6:21 p.m. on Robb Street and a 24-year-old was shot about 7:49.

The latest of the three homicides occurred about 8:45 p.m. in the 3300 block of Powhatan Ave., in West Baltimore, near the Baltimore County line. Police said Michael Gregory Bennett Jr., 23, of the 4700 block of Wakefield Ave. was found shot several times sitting behind the wheel of a 1989 Ford Escort in the front yard of a vacant house.

About 3 p.m., Tyrone Wayman Carr, 29, of the 1500 block of Retreat St. was shot in the head as he stood in front of a house in the 4900 block of Frederick Ave.

Witnesses told police that a youth -- about 16 -- walked up the victim and shot him with what appeared to be a shotgun. Mr. Carr collapsed face up on the sidewalk and was pronounced dead on the scene.

The first slaying Thursday occurred about 1:45 p.m. in the 1300 block of Division St. Police responding to reports of gunshots found Michael Jacobs of the 1400 block of Druid Hill Ave. in the gutter. Police could not provide his age yesterday.

He had been shot once in the back and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Witnesses told police they saw a man shoot Mr. Jacobs as he ran down the street. They told police the gunman jumped into a white pickup truck parked at Division Street and Pennsylvania Avenue and drove away.

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