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Police probe shootings, one into 9-year-old’s bedroom



Published: Fri, April 2, 2010 @ 12:05 a.m.

By JOHN W. GOODWIN JR.

jgoodwin@vindy.com

YOUNGSTOWN

City police are investigating separate shootings, including one that endangered the life of a 9-year-old girl.

A Victor Street woman told police she noticed bullet holes in the walls of her daughter’s bedroom as she put the child to bed Tuesday night. Police reports show the bullets traveled through the bedroom walls then exited out the rear of the home.

The woman told police she remembers hearing gunfire nearby only a couple of hours before finding the bullet holes in the walls. She also told police she found shell casings Wednesday morning at Dogwood and Cedar streets on the East Side.

A check of police department logs showed gunfire was reported in the area Tuesday.

Officers went to the corner location where the woman spotted shell casings and collected nine 9mm casings as evidence.

Police were called Wednesday night to the 3000 block of Hudson Avenue on the city’s South Side to investigate a fight with weapons and shots fired.

According to police, a large group of juveniles had gathered in the Hudson area requiring the presence of four police cars for crowd control. A citizen informed police the group had arrived moments earlier in several cars, including a black Ford F-150 truck.

Police said someone in the pickup truck pointed a gun toward the sky and began firing off rounds, then ran around the corner to an Oldsmobile and left the area. Police collected 10 spent shell casings from a home near the scene of the shooting.

A woman living near the scene told police her daughter received a text message earlier in the day saying something would happen near her home. The woman said the incident may have been retaliation for a fight that took place a day earlier on Hillman Street.


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1Ralphie(32 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

"The presence of four police cars for crowd control"? A large crowd shooting off guns and 4 cops show up? From the sound of the scanner last night that sounded like just about all they had out in the entire city. It's gonna be a long summer and no one in this city seems to care.

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2wineywoman(78 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

I'm surprised they showed up at all. I've personally gone out in my vehicle and looked for police officers to quell an out of control party near my Moms' residence. We started calling them at 8:45 p.m. by !:00 a.m. I went to find someone. Needless to say, at about 2:15 a.m., we heard gun shots from the scene. Police still didn't show up until after 3:00. I wonder why the good citizens of Youngstown still pay their taxes. My Mom has lived in her house for 56 years. There are hookers flagrantly plying their trade outside her door on any given night, or day, for that matter. She has called the police on many an occasion, they don't even have the decency to show up. Thank God we're moving her out of there. Youngstown always asks why people are leaving here. This is just one of many, many reasons. I've been a faithful Youngstowner all of my nearly 60 years, but alas, I can't find a reason to stay here. I hope Youngstown makes a come-back, I just can't put my quality of life on hold until it does.

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3havinmysay(155 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

Despite Jay Williams' massive PR campaigns to promote himself and Youngstown, the city remains a war zone.

Williams is more interested in gimmicks like the gunshot location machine and touting his ridiculous 2010 plan than doing anything for the decent people who try to live there.

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4Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

This is no big deal . Just the subculture utilizing their freedom of expression . We are being far too judgemental and may be crossing the line of political correctness with our criticism . IT'S ALL GOOD AND ONLY GETTING BETTER !

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