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South Side shooting victims identified



Published: Wed, September 16, 2009 @ 1:25 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — Police have identified two men who were shot to death on the city’s South Side, but they are still looking for those responsible for the crime.

Police identified Keith Stanford, 39, of West LaClede Avenue, and David Hammond, 39, of West Evergreen Avenue, as the two men found shot to death in a car on Glenwood Avenue.

Police were called to the 2200 block of Glenwood Avenue just before midnight Tuesday by a 20-year-old South Side man riding a bicycle in the area. Officers found two black men in the front seat of a 1989 Oldsmobile sitting in large pools of blood and not showing any signs of life.

According to police reports, the car’s engine was still running when officers arrived at the scene. The car also was in the drive position with the deceased driver’s foot on the break.

The 20-year-old witness told police he was coming from a nearby convenience store when he heard about seven gunshots and saw the gray Oldsmobile coast to a stop.

Stanford is the listed owner of the Oldsmobile in which the men were found.

Hammond and Stanford are the 20th and 21st homicides in the city this year. The last homicide occurred Sept. 5 on the city’s South Side.

For the complete story, see Thursday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com


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1redvert(2094 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

Double suicide, what a tragedy! Oh Well!

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2LoveTheCity(14 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

Double homicide, not Suicide...

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3diamondm35(42 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

omg R.I.P. Keith Stanford you will be forever missed

R.I.P. David Hammond

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4RodneySaunders(2 comments)posted 5 years, 2 months ago

Keith, they got the dude that took your life away from everyone that loved you! As you continue to journey on the other side, know that you were a very good dude and you will be sorely missed! I can't help but begin to well up again as I am typing this message because YOU SHOULD STILL BE HERE! There"s alot that we never seem to say to one another when we are in one another's presence, we just be happy to KICK IT with one another when I touch down! I'VE ENJOYED KNOWING YOU SINCE I WAS 9........hell, we are practically related! So, go ahead and take God's hand bro! You'll continue to live eternally in his care! WE LOVE YOU, KEITH! I wish....for so much to have been different, but I guess this is it......you're gone, but NEVER FORGOTTEN! I LOVE YOU MAN! Feel free to interrupt a couple dreams and holla at me.....everyone else has! IF I'M KICKIN' IT WITH GABRIELLE UNION THEN KNOCK! DO NOT INTERRUPT THAT MOMENT! I'll let you in, but you have to post up on the PORCH until we get done! (lol) In the event I cannot make it, know that you're always in my prayers bro! I GOTTA GO, THIS one HURTS!

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