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Youngstown police probe two shooting episodes



Published: Fri, March 13, 2009 @ 6:50 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — City police are investigating two shootings that occurred in the late hours of Thursday night and early morning hours Friday.

Officers were sent to a home at 529 Cameron just after 9 p.m. Thursday for a shooting that followed an argument between a group of individuals at that address.

Police reports say a group of men involved in the argument got into a car then pulled up to the house and began threatening a 21-year-old Youngstown man, who was on the porch. The men pulled off, reports say, only to return a short time later on foot and begin shooting.

The 21-year-old and a man identified only as “Dean” were wounded in the shooting. “Dean” was taken to St. Elizabeth Medical Center before police arrived. The police report, however, did not say whether Kennedy required hospitalization.

No arrests have been made in that shooting.

Just after midnight officers were called to a home in the 200 block of Pasadena for another shooting.

The 25-year-old resident of the home said he was inside the house when he heard a series of gunshots. He later learned that someone had shot the house about eight times. Reports say the shooter was likely on foot or a bicycle when the shots were fired.

No arrest has been made.


Comments

1redvert(2042 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

In the second instance, witnesses claim they heard clickety-clack, clickety-clack, bang , bang, clickety-clack, clickety-clack...... Police surmise that it may of been a Amish drive-by.

Sorry, I just couldn't help it!

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2TheLostPatrol(754 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

It also could have just been the neighbors playing the Jeopardy Game, Home Edition during Family Night!

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3copswife(25 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

I am the wife of a ypd officer. Two different shootings in one night, but the Mayor wants to lay off 30 officers. Real smart. Or he wants to them to take a pay cut. My husband puts his life on the line every night in this city. He already does not get paid enough to do what he does, but the Mayor wants to cut their pays and layoff? I think it is time for a new Mayor.

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42old2care(19 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

In this town the essential forces need to stay on the job - YPD and YFD also. So if the mayor lays off 30 police officers, there won't be a town left to protect in a week. How about shutting down the tax department - no one likes them anyways!!!

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5Stan(9923 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

"I think it is time for a new Mayor."

Time for a change! Youngstown's culture is getting out of hand!

TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE!
http://i40.tinypic.com/21n1qix.jpg

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62old2care(19 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

I agree Stan - one question though....

Which side of town might be the WILD side?? They all seem pretty shaky at this point!

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7westside(47 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

Hasn't crime in the city dropped consistently for the last 4 years? Wasn't it found in a recent study that Youngstown cops were grossly overpaid when compared to their counterparts throughout the state? Didn't the mayor want to eliminate much of the obscene number of "desk jobs" in the YPD which would have resulted in significant budget savings and an increased number of officers on the streets?

BUT, since the citizens commenting above feel that crime in the city is out of control, it stands to reason that they would support the same action being taken on a poorly performing YPD as with any other profession: wage cuts and firings.

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8yguins4(18 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

You are right there was a study that showed Crime has been on a steady decline in the city. The Zero Tolerance patrols with the Highway Patrol and the increased visibility had played a role. However due to the economy (not the fault of the mayor who has done a very good job) the city has been forced to cut back on things. Now cops ride two to a car instead of one reducing visibility of police in the neighborhoods. You cannot blame all this crime on an “underperforming YPD” until parents and neighborhoods step up and take ownership of the issues in their homes and neighborhoods and take action against them then things will continue as is. I support the YPD and agree the put their lives on the line every day to protect us but they cant do it alone and until people stop bashing each other and step up together to solve this problem it will never go away.

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9Stan(9923 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

" I support the YPD and agree the put their lives on the line every day to protect us but they cant do it alone and until people stop bashing each other and step up together to solve this problem it will never go away."

How do you explain known crack houses being allowed to exist in the city?

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10westside(47 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

"How do you explain known crack houses being allowed to exist in the city?"

Often times these "crack houses" are part of a much bigger picture. They are merely a piece of extensive crime rings and drug trafficking operations. The US marshals and FBI investigate these situations for years, collecting evidence and infiltrating with undercovers to build the strongest case possible, to bring in the most number of criminals it can, and to achieve the maximum sentences to keep these criminals off the streets. Often times this is beyond the scope of the YPD and it's not their call. It's a long process and it sucks, but that's how the system works. I'd rather the job get done correctly and have the criminals behind bars than to a couple officers rush in without much of a case and some lawyer getting the druggies off without any significant punishment.

Perhaps the question you should be asking is why the people living in the neighborhood allow these houses to become crack houses in the first place.

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11gmann415(268 comments)posted 5 years, 3 months ago

westside, u cant controol who the landlords rent to. and u cant control what someone does once they r in that house. it is up yo everyone in the neighborhood to report what they see to the police.

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