1 man dead in double shooting in Austintown tonight

Staff report


Police are investigating a double shooting outside of Westchester Executive Apartments that killed one man in his 30s and injured a second man.

Police were called to the one-story apartments, off of Westchester Drive, around 7 tonight and found one man critically wounded with four gunshot wounds. The other man suffered at least one gunshot wound to the lower back.

That man, whose age was not available, was transported to a local hospital for treatment and was still alive at this hour, said Bob Gavalier, Austintown police chief.

A witness saw a suspect running from the vehicle, Gavalier said.

The man killed lived at the apartment complex, Gavalier said, adding that the other man did not live there. Gavalier was not releasing the names of either victim.

Neighbors who asked a police officer near the entrance to the apartment complex what was happening were told that the situation was “being handled,” and they were in no danger, but the officer did not give the neighbors any information about what had happened.

It is the second homicide recorded in Austintown this year. The last was 23-month-old Makenzie McBride, who died April 6. Shawn Davis, 25, is charged with aggravated murder with a death-penalty specification in her death. He is the ex-boyfriend of Makenzie’s mother, Shannon McBride, 22, of Austintown.

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