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By Anna Ditkoff | Posted 2/14/2007

Murders This Week: 4
Murders This Year: 34

The man who was shot and killed in Brooklyn on Feb. 1 has been identified as Ryan Holliman, a 23-year-old African-American man from Randallstown.

Thursday, Feb. 8

8:40 p.m. Darnell Gaither, a 34-year-old African-American man, left the Walter P. Carter Recreation Center at 820 E. 43rd St. in Wilson Park, a North Baltimore neighborhood that sits just across York Road from Guilford. Gaither coached basketball at the center and was walking to his car in the parking lot when a dark-colored car pulled up. A man got out of the car, walked up to Gaither, and shot him in the chest. He died at Johns Hopkins Hospital almost an hour later.

Saturday, Feb. 10

6:20 p.m. Dwight Evans, a 32-year-old African-American man, was found sitting in a chair in an annex of the Evans Temple Memorial Church of God at 2435 E. Madison St. in East Baltimore. He had been shot in the head. Evans, who sold various goods out of the annex, died at Hopkins Hospital at 6:38 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 11

2:20 a.m. Three men went to a club at 11:15 p.m. on Feb. 10. After they left, they went to the 1800 block of West Baltimore Street to see the girlfriend of one of the men. While they were in the alley behind the block, a dark-colored four-door Audi drove into the alley and stopped beside the men. The passenger-side window rolled down and words were exchanged, but according to witnesses they were not heated. The Audi then drove away. The car returned a short time later and stopped. Two men got out of the car. A third man remained inside. One of the men who exited the car, a heavyset African-American man, shook the hand one of the men and walked him to the Audi, pointed out scratches on the trunk, and then pulled out a gun and started shooting at all three men. One man, 24, was shot in the right side ,and a 26-year-old's clothes were struck but the bullets missed his body. Alusine Kamara, 26, from Silver Spring, was hit repeatedly and died at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center at 2:56 a.m. The other two men survived and told police that they hadn't been in a car accident that night and had never seen the suspects before. Kamara is the eighth person who lived outside of Baltimore to be killed in the city this year.

9 p.m. There was a second triple shooting that night, at Club International in the 2300 block of West Baltimore Street, just five blocks from where Kamara was killed. Earlier that day bouncers at Club International had thrown two men out of the club for peeing in the middle of the floor. The men threatened to return, and that night, according to police, they did. Two men entered the front vestibule of the club and opened fire, hitting Harold Robinson, a 39-year-old African-American man who worked as a bouncer at the club, several times. Another bouncer returned fire, wounding the suspects. Robinson died at Shock Trauma at 10:50 p.m. The suspects are still in the hospital, and police have declined to release their names until they have been formally charged. Robinson is the second person to be murdered in a city bar in nine days.

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