Youngstown girl shot as car driver tries to pass a crowd

YOUNGSTOWN — City police said an 11-year-old East Avondale Avenue girl was shot when a motorist fired a gun at a crowd of people gathered in the 200 block of East Avondale.

Treiash Franklin suffered a grazing wound to the chest, police said.

Witnesses told police that a crowd of people had gathered in the street at 5:13 p.m. Wednesday following a disturbance. A man driving an older model gray, two-door Cadillac came down the street and wanted to pass the crowd.

People refused to get out of the street and the man opened fire, shooting into the crowd, witnesses told police.

The girl was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center for treatment where hospital personnel found the bullet in her clothing, police said.

No one else was injured, and the gunman fled the scene, police said.

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