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Brother and sister shot Saturday on South Side



Published: Sat, July 11, 2009 @ 11:20 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — A brother and sister were shot at the intersection of Lucius Avenue and Rush Boulevard on the city’s South Side about 12:40 p.m. today.

Americka Brown, 19, of East Lucius, was taken to the trauma center at St. Elizabeth Health Center after being shot in the chest and left leg. Police said she was unable to talk because of her wounds.

Her brother, Aaron Wright, 22, also of Lucius, told police he began to run but felt a pain in his legs and then fell. The siblings began to run when at least three suspects appeared and began shooting. Authorities also said that Brown was able to get on the porch of a home on Lucius before she collapsed from her wounds.

Police said they found .45-caliber and 9 mm caliber shell casings at the scene.

Police arrested Charles Thomas, 20, no address available, on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon at the scene. Police said he was carrying a .380-caliber pistol.


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