(Updated 7/26/13) – Baltimore– A second victim in a triple shooting in the 3300 block of Elmora Avenue has died three weeks after she was wounded, police said.
Michelle Hitchens, 51, died around 2:30 p.m. on July 19, according to police spokesperson Angela Carter Watson. Hitchens was wounded in the arm in what police and emergency personnel said was a non-life threatening injury. Carter Watson said Hitchens’ cause of death is unknown but police have not concluded that her death was related to the gunshot wound..
Three women were injured in the shooting: Gennie Shird, 21; Cierra Williams, 24 and Hitchens. All three women were rushed to local area hospitals. Shird, who was shot in the chest, according to her family, died around 9:30 p.m. about 30 minutes after the shooting.
The surviving victim, Williams, is still in critical condition, according to her mother Denell Bishop, who was also present during the shooting.
Tierra Fallin, 29, was charged with first- and second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the shooting, which left Gennie Shird, 21, of Baltimore dead and three other women wounded.
According to police, the incident began on the evening of June 27 when Fallin, of the 3300 block of Ravenwood Ave. in the Four By Four neighborhood of Northeast Baltimore, grew angry as a result of a dispute with a neighbor who lives in the 3300 block of Elmora Ave.
An argument followed, the neighbor invited family members over to protect her, and Fallin threatened to “[mess] up this whole block,” according to a charging document filed by homicide detectives.
Fallin went to her grandmother’s home and returned minutes later with two unidentified men about 9:07 p.m., witnesses said. She pointed to the porch where several women were standing and directed the man next to her to “do what y’all do.”
The man pulled out a pistol and began firing at the women, court records show. Shird suffered gunshot wounds to the head and body. Two other women with multiple gunshot wounds were taken to a nearby hospital.