Man, teen wounded in East Side shooting

YOUNGSTOWN — A man and a teenager were reported in stable condition late this evening after being shot in an East Side housing complex earlier in the day.

Police said one man, 19, who lives on Plazaview Court, was shot in the buttocks, and a 16-year-old boy, who lives on Katherine Avenue, was shot in the chest. Police said the shooting took place shortly before 4 p.m. at the Plazaview Court apartments off McGuffey Road.

At the time of the shooting, many children who live in the apartment complex were outside playing. Three women who live in Building 962 said they heard “pow, pow, pow” and “bang, bang, bang” and hit the floor near the front door and didn’t see anything. One woman said her car, a white Neon, was hit by the gunfire.

Police said the 19-year-old victim’s mother took her son and the 16-year-old to the hospital. The mother told police she saw a green Chevrolet Impala with three people inside pass by, and the driver pulled out a gun and began shooting.

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