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‘Rolling gun battle’ on South Side about 3 p.m.



Published: Thu, August 21, 2008 @ 3:28 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — Shortly before 3 p.m. today, police officers were called to the scene of a two-car shoot out at the corner of Market Street and Florida Avenue on the city’s South Side.

Police said they are searching for a white sport-utility vehicle and a blue sedan. Officers found 16 shell casings in the intersection and one bullet entered a tavern on Florida.

An employee at a nearby business described the situation as a “rolling gun battle.” After arriving at the area to begin their investigation, officers noticed smoke near the scene and got a call saying there was more gunfire and a car had been set on fire on Avondale Avenue, a few blocks from the initial shooting scene.

Police blocked of traffic to both Market and Florida. No injuries have been reported.


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