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Man finds body floating in McKelvey Lake



Published: Mon, August 8, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



Man finds body floatingin McKelvey Lake

YOUNGSTOWN -- Police were called to McKelvey Lake on Liberty Road shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday when a Youngstown man reported seeing a body floating in the water as he walked around the lake.

Police were unable to identify the victim, described as a black woman 5 feet 7 inches, 130 pounds and around 20 years old, according to a report. The cause of death was pending an investigation by the Mahoning County Coroner's office.

Police turned over to the crime lab a small brass casing found at the scene, the report shows.

According to the report, another man called officers early Saturday after hearing three gunshots at first followed by six or seven more in the McKelvey Lake area. The man said he noticed ducks were making an unusual amount of commotion and saw someone in a Chevy Lumina drive north on Liberty Road.

Boy shot accidentally

YOUNGSTOWN -- A 10-year-old South Side boy was in stable condition Sunday evening in St. Elizabeth Health Center after suffering a gunshot wound to the left chest when he accidentally shot himself Friday evening.

According to a report, the East Judson Avenue boy found what he thought was a plastic toy gun in his front yard. He took it to his bedroom, showed it to his sister and fired, accidentally striking himself in the chest, the report shows.

The sister walked into his parents' bedroom and told them about the shooting. Afterward, the boy came in holding his stomach and was taken by his mother to Forum Health Beeghly Medical Center in Boardman. He was later transferred to St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Teen-ager shot in leg

YOUNGSTOWN -- A 17-year-old South Side boy was in stable condition in St. Elizabeth Health Center Sunday evening after being shot in the right leg earlier in the day.

James Dodson of Kenmore Avenue was found conscious on the front porch of a home in the 300 block of East Boston Avenue after he went there seeking help for his injury, a report shows.

According to the report, Dodson was walking in the area when he noticed three people following him. He turned around and one person fired a gun, hitting him in the leg. He then ran to the home and sought assistance, the report says.

The suspects were described as around 17 years old, and two were described as 5 feet 8 inches and thin, wearing red shirts and blue jeans, the report shows. There was no other description for the third suspect.

Dodson told police he was unsure which of the three shot him.

Arts meeting scheduled

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown Arts & amp; Entertainment District Association will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the second-floor auditorium of the Ohio One Building.

Issues that downtown Youngstown is facing will be discussed by Mahoning County lawmakers, including steps to ensure safety downtown.

Speakers will include Commissioner Anthony Traficanti and Youngstown Police Chief Robert Bush.

Business plan writers and grant writers also will be available.

More information is available at www.yaeda.com.




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