Search continues for person responsible for murder

YOUNGSTOWN — Police were still searching late Saturday for the person responsible for the shooting death of a 38-year-old man in his car.

Police found Kevin Hart of Zents Avenue dead at the intersection of Logan and Zents avenues at 12:25 p.m. Friday.

Hart had been shot multiple times in the back.

A witness told police someone wearing a black jacket in a light-gold Blazer or Bravada exit the vehicle, point a chrome pistol at Hart and fire several times. The shooter then got back in the car and sped off west on Zents, the witness told police.

Hart is the 23rd person murdered in Youngstown this year, according to Vindicator files.

There were 28 murders in the city last year.

There’s still about half of a month left in the year, but 2009 has had the least amount of homicides in Youngstown for a year since 2004 when 22 people were murdered.

Also, Hart’s murder is the first in the city since Oct. 4, more than two months ago, according to Vindicator records.

That’s the first time the city has gone more than two months without a murder since Feb. 6 to April 7, 2006, according to the newspaper’s files.

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