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Police investigating South Side shooting that injures two

Published: Thu, December 23, 2010 @ 2:23 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — Police say teens may be responsible for an early morning shooting that sent two people to the hospital.

A 16-year-old Warren boy and a 19-year-old Griffith Street woman are recovering at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown after a shooting at 12:43 a.m. today on Rosedale Avenue on the South Side. Police said the woman was shot in the head but was expected to recover.

According to police reports, the woman was sitting in a red 1997 Ford Taurus talking to the teen boy when gunshots rang out. The boy told police he tried to get away when the shooting started but was shot in the buttocks as he turned to run.

Police found the woman face down in the steering of the car covered in blood. She had suffered a gunshot wound to the head, but emergency personnel said the bullet did not penetrate her skull.

The woman was able to give a statement to police at the hospital.

Witnesses told officers that someone dressed in all black began shooting in the direction of the car from a short distance away.

Police Capt. Rod Foley said detectives have been canvassing the area and do have suspects, believed to be two juveniles, in mind. He said arrests will not be far off.

“We have to go over some evidence and a few statements, then we are going to go see the juvenile prosecutor,” Foley said.


1Lifes2Short(3882 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

Wow another South Side incident, don't they ever get tired of it. It amazes me, people say they don't have opportunities, but they get these guns and rob or kill people, why don't they make something of there life instead of being nothing but low life animals.

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2piak(508 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

The intriguing statement to me was that a juvenile was shooting at the car, in which the woman was seated, from a short distance. And the bullet did not penetrate her skull? That is curious.

It would appear the shooter was trying to get the 16 year old, but then again, it's only how it looks.

The force of law has only the enforcability that the citizenry grant it. In other words, if people don't want to obey the law, they will break it. I guess that's why there are "law abiding" citizens and them that ain't.

It's a shame what the South Side has degenerated to. It was a really nice area at one time. Too bad.

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3still_trying(3 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

personally i hope they don't raze the south side or the east side for that matter. it will just send the low-life's into areas that are relatively quiet and some what crime free. they created the mess let them live in it. when they get tire of it they will clean it up themselves. even a dog wont go to the bathroom where it sleeps.

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

Cool . . . ..


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5Nonsocialist(710 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

Public policy affects the public. When individuals are given others' earnings as a reward for not working, bad things happen. "Idle hands are the devil's playground." This is not rocket science. These people will find an honest and productive life if their lives depended on it.

But you've just re-elected Timmy Ryan. Enjoy the status-quo.

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6ytowhoh330(89 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

well I want to know why a 16 year old is out on the streets at almost 1 in the morning anyway. Sure its just anouther drug deal gone bad.

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7sistersun(49 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

Enough should be enough but it's not.No matter what side of town you stay on crimes are happening everywhere.It has gotten bad,if some guys robbed the flower man at the flea market,how low will you go.

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8UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

I'm beginning to believe when it comes to the southside of Youngstown, it's monkey see monkey do. When will Mayorr Jay or Police Chief Jimmy do something positve to stop the southside unrest? Day after day it continues and nothing is happening to stop it.

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9Stan(9923 comments)posted 5 years, 4 months ago

There is no stopping a train unless you are at the controls . This way of life will continue to be funded by our liberal leaders because it assures them votes from those who like their freedom to do as they please .

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