Another shooting reported in Dundalk, block away from shooting that killed two this week

Baltimore County police are investigating a shooting in Dundalk that took place a day after a double shooting killed two people about a block away.

Police responded to the area of Wise Avenue and Woodland Drive around 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Police said a suspect sitting in a car had fired at a man and a woman standing in a store parking lot at the 100 block of Wise Ave. Neither victim was struck.

The shooting took place the day after a double shooting at a home a block away. Police said they do not believe the two incidents are related.

Officers were called to a home in the unit block of Wise Avenue at about 7:30 p.m. Monday, where they found a man and woman who had been shot inside the home.

Gabrielle Marie Paugh, 26, who lived at the home, was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Aaron Michael Wearins, 34, of the 3000 block of McElderry St. in East Baltimore, was pronounced dead Wednesday, police said.

Police have issued a warrant for Tavon Powell, 37, in connection to the double shooting, charging him with murder.

Cyndi Kauffman, 56, has lived on Wise Avenue since 1997.

“I’m thinking about selling the house and moving,” she said. “This year has been the worst.”

She said she’s afraid to leave the house at night.

“Everybody’s getting tired of it,” she said.

Another neighbor, who asked to remain anonymous because she feared retribution, said she called a real estate agent after the recent shootings. She’s lived in Dundalk her entire life and been on Wise Avenue for about 15 years. Now she’s considering moving to Pennsylvania.

“It used to be very good,” she said. “Dundalk always had a name, but it was a nice neighborhood.”

Two longtime residents, Bob Howeth, 83, and James Jordan, 78, stood chatting on Woodland Drive Wednesday evening. They said they have watched violent crime increase over the years. It hasn’t affected them directly, they said.

“It was a really nice neighborhood at one time,” said Howeth, who has lived in Dundalk since 1942. “Now people are afraid to come out and talk to each other.”

A police car was parked at the corner of Wise and Delmar avenues, across from the parking lot where Tuesday’s shooting occurred, on Wednesday evening.

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