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South Side gunplay sends one to hospital

Published: Mon, August 17, 2009 @ 3:40 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — Gunfire erupted on the city’s South Side Monday morning sending one man to the hospital and police searching for the shooter.

According to police, a not yet identified man was driving a gold Chevrolet Prizm in the are of Oak Hill Avenue and Chicago Street at 11:39 a.m. when the vehicle was riddled with bullets and the driver shot in the head. The car crashed into a utility pole after the shooting.

Ambulance workers began working on the man a short time after the shooting and determined he was still alive after suffering the wound. He was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center for treatment.

Reports say witnesses told police that people in a light green or blue SUV had been shooting at the man then took off before police arrived. Police did not find any shell casings in the car or immediate area of the shooting.

Reports say police did find a loaded handgun tucked between the legs of the wounded man. The gun fell to the floor of the car as emergency personnel worked on the victim. The victim was not carrying any identification.


1Attis(879 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

Gunplay?! What's playful about this terrorist act in a residential neighborhood in broad daylight? Why are these acts of terrorism in our community tolerated? Where are the troops fighting terrorism in the streets of Youngstown?

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2Stan(9923 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

This was just a form of expression, Youngstown style . No big deal . If it was Jay would be cracking down on crime .


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3DoctorGonzo(728 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

They were up early today.

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4MrReggie(15 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

Rest in Peace Mo' you are gone but not forgotten. And Stan I like the way they you make joke about another young person gettin' killed. And its not all good. Sincerely Reggie Gilchrist

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5Stan(9923 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

Well Reggie if it wasn't all good Mayor Jay Williams would be cracking down on it . Are you second guessing the mayor ?

Who was joking ? I was being sarcastic .



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6Search4Answers(726 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

And that's why you don't flip off that guy who cut you off and didn't use a turn signal.

I'd be interested in learning whether the man had a concealed weapons license and I wonder if it were just by chance he was keeping it for general self defense or whether it was because he was involved with trouble.

People aren't just shot at like this. It sounds like a very interesting case. Hopefully the man survives long enough to be able to get more from the case.

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7Stan(9923 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

He more than likely got some crack on consignment and wasn't sharing the wealth . They didn't give him a chance to use his gun . Could it be called a drug deal gone bad ?

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8ccousin19(1 comment)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

I think its disgusting that this act is considered a form of expression " Youngstown Style". This is someones family... someones father... someones son... someones brother and its "STANS" way of thinking that revolts me. You should be ashamed of yourself for making a comment such as that.

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9Stan(9923 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

You should be revoled about all of the loss of life in Youngstown that nothing is being done about . All that bothers you is my sarcasm of it !

Yes, to you IT'S ALL GOOD !

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10diamondm35(42 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

While the sarcasm is flaring and making light of a tragic situation. Attempt to keep in mind, this happened in front of the Boys & Girls Club. Workers and children were out there and just know this crime devastated a lot of people. So lets not make light of this situation this man may have possibly died...

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11Stan(9923 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

These situations can't be too tragic as they are almost a daily occurence . Lets make light of the sarcasm because IT'S ALL GOOD . How about a crackdown on crime in the city ? Would this be politically incorrect ?

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12diamondm35(42 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

Well STAN since you have all the answers, what are you doing to help change the situation in Youngstown?

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13Search4Answers(726 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

Stan's solution most likely would involve a bull dozer and a paddywagon.

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14Stan(9923 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago


"Well STAN since you have all the answers, what are you doing to help change the situation in Youngstown?"

I don't support the thugs no matter what their skin color is . I push for job creation by either luring businesses to town or new startups being supported . Last but not least I push for a crackdown on crime citywide .

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15aeparish(669 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

My suggestion is to bulldoze all of the blight and plant a bunch of trees. Youngstown's a jungle anyway.

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16TheLostPatrol(756 comments)posted 5 years, 1 month ago

..and all our State and Federal politicians are concerned about for our Valley's best interest is Text Messaging While Driving, and Abortion, while your chances of being murdered in the City of Younstown is 1,500 to 1 and hitting the Daily Number is 1,000 to 1.

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