Sunday, December 8, 2013

2 dead, three injured in Saturday incidents

Posted on Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Two homicides and shootings that left three hospitalized on Saturday are being investigated by police.

"Detectives believe they are not related and the victims and suspects in each case were known to each other," a police spokesman says.

Rahssan Baker, 16, of the 900 block of East Victory Drive, was found in the street on the 700 block of West 42nd Street about 1:08 a.m. Saturday with at least one gunshot wound. He was transported to Memorial University Medical Center where he is in critical condition.

Moses Mack, 57, of the 800 block of East Anderson Street was found dead in his bed about 8:30 a.m. with head trauma.

And Hector Brown, 36, died and two other men were injured in a triple shooting on the 1200 block of East 39th Street about 11:29 p.m.

Brown, Fred Stringer, 34, of 2129 Oakland Court, and Jerome Polite, 33, of the 400 block of Carolynn Street had left a party on the block when the shootings took place. They reported a man in a pickup truck pulled up beside their vehicle and began firing at then.

The three men were transported to the hospital in private vehicles. Brown was dead on arrival and the other men were treated for their injuries.

Anyone with information on the cases is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward. A confidential Tip Line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.

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