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Two injured in shooting on South Side near St. Dom’s

Published: Sun, October 10, 2010 @ 10:15 p.m.


Two people were wounded in a shooting at Hilton Avenue and Southern Boulevard — less than 1 mile from where 74-year-old Thomas Repchic was shot and killed Sept. 25.

A 40-year-old Youngstown woman was hit in her upper right arm and a 24-year-old male, also from Youngstown, was struck in the right buttock and right groin area in the parking lot of 3602 Southern Boulevard around 6 p.m. Sunday.

Both told police that a large group of men and women were fighting in the intersection. The woman left her Hilton Avenue home, and the man parked his car to see what was happening.

When they turned back, both heard gunfire and were wounded.

Officials said they do not believe the injuries to the two were serious. Both were taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center for treatment.


1briant(57 comments)posted 4 years ago

UNBELIEVABLE! Can we get the National Gaurd up there???

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2Silence_Dogood(1356 comments)posted 4 years ago

"a large group of men and women were fighting in the intersection"

Amazing, in the middle of the road.

What does that tell us, that it is NOT SAFE to drive the streets of Youngstown.

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3TylerDurden(367 comments)posted 4 years ago


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4Billybob21(96 comments)posted 4 years ago

I believe this same thing happened back in the 90s gangs started taking over. And it looks like some things never change they only get worse. I refuse to drive on the south side anymore i went there the other day. Had to go to the south side annex building they need to get that building out of there. I havent been in that area for a while but while there i saw how bad it has become. Young thugs standing on street cornors and Car with BIG wheels and rims and loud music driving up and down market st. I was looked at as an intruder other then a citizen. I Deffintly will be avoiding the south side and a matter of fact all of youngstown as much as possible. This is something the citzens alone can not battle something from the state needs to be done the citizens are deffiently out gunned. Its like an hugh infestation of cockroaches on some crumbs and instead of killing them you add more crumbs. I think the cockroaches from the section 8 housing has turned into people.

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5briant(57 comments)posted 4 years ago

Lombardo- thanks for the web link...I cannot believe the home I grew up in is worth less than 10k. I agree with censhoredship too. It looks like it is totally out of control and the door is wide open for it to grow fast. They cannot even contain a 8 block area around a church! It cannot be YPD's fault. I wouldn't want to drive in the area either. The State of Ohio really needs to step in. The Mayor is too bust kissing but for his own career as recently appointed "Auto Czar" by our President.

I would be EMBARRASED to be Mayor of Y-Town. How can he get a leadership role apponted by the White House with the City quickly dying...

I did not vote for this "CHANGE"....anyone else?

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6Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years ago

"The woman left her Hilton Avenue home, and the man parked his car to see what was happening. "

This was just a friendly get together amongst friends and outsiders were not welcome . The safety of the area has been proven as these two were not killed .Officials said "they do not believe the injuries to the two were serious. "

The area is rich in culture and the people are vibrant in their participation . Everyone needs an identity in life and the people of the area are establishing theirs . The city needs to get that cocaine warehouse built so that there is plenty available for everyone to ease conflicts . More money needs to be made available until that warehouse is built so that their street medication needs are properly funded . It is getting close to mid-month and monies are quickly drying up . They now will have no choice but to go out and solicit funding to get their street medication .

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7USMC0331(150 comments)posted 4 years ago

Don't worry! The 4 officers they had on the Southside at the time can handle it right? But they're "beefing" up patrols!! Oh ya and 2 of them were already on calls! And the 4 that are working the night shift can handle it too! Oh wait they have to clear up the 50 plus calls that were waiting for them! This city is a joke and the administration is a bigger joke!

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8UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 4 years ago

Mayor Jay can't get to DC fast enough. We need someone in that job that can bring law and order to the southside. I agree too for the short term - send in the National Guard Mr. Strickland.

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9Lifes2Short(3877 comments)posted 4 years ago

"Both told police that a large group of men and women were fighting in the intersection. "

6pm on a Sunday evening. Whatever happened to being with your family and children on a Sunday night. Oh wait, the streets are there family and children. And obviously a few of them had guns on top of that. That isn't really hard to believe.
We can bi@#4 and moan about it on here till were blue in the face, and the mayor and the other idiot leaders of this city can sugarcoat it all they want to, because it won't do no good. And I love the fools that post on here, "Then do something about it", well there is no hope to that war zone on the south side, there nothing but animals pure and simple, useless life forms that are just wasting the air we breathe. Someone mentioned build a wall around the area and I have to agree with that. Let them fight,shoot and kill each other. The world could only get better. Let them live there useless life like they were meant to.
We really need leaders that have the courage to fight the violence head on instead of tearing down 26 houses. Do a sweep and get rid of the lowest life forms on the planet.

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10jrolley325(800 comments)posted 4 years ago

just bulldoze hilton ave

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11author50(1121 comments)posted 4 years ago

See what happens when the Steelers have a bye?

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12peacelover(790 comments)posted 4 years ago

Send Jimbo down there with a baseball bat.

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13USMC0331(150 comments)posted 4 years ago

I agree!! They wouldn't know what to do or how to act if they saw a police officer on foot walking the neighborhood. And the best part of that is the officer would get them by surprise! Do you honestly know how many people would be caught with their hand in the cookie jar. Guns in plainview as well as drugs and all other kinds of illeagal things. They don't expect that kind of response from the police or the city. Now here is the problem. They'd have to hire a decent amount of police officers to even begin thinking of trying that out. But I'm telling you IT WOULD work!

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14Valleys_Voice(149 comments)posted 4 years ago

USMC you make a good point, as well as everyone else. You can drive through the South Side, particularly Glenwood Ave and South Ave and see juveniles holding pistols in plain site. Not to mention those standing on the corner, reaching into car windows obviously dealing drugs. Its a blight on our community and we need to stop it now before it gets any worse.

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15onthetown(254 comments)posted 4 years ago

"So long as we treat stupidity like exhibited by large groups gathering in the streets to cause trouble - as just the way it is or view it as the subculture's right to congregate in our streets things will only continue to creep downward."

Agreed. I've only seen behavior like this (large groups out in the streets) a handful of times on the North Side. Whenever it does happen, the police actually make their presence known and disperse the group. I believe most of this is a result of residents being vigilant and actually reporting these situations to police rather than treating it as "the norm".

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16onthetown(254 comments)posted 4 years ago

Also - I'm going to have to call bull**** on this "sensationalist" headline.

There are have been quite a few murders that have occurred within a mile of YSU's campus - and it never carries the headline of "murder near Youngstown State University". I know your "Youngstown Violence" section draws viewers/commenters, but connecting this shooting with St. Dom's is unnecessary - and poor journalism.

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17southsidekid200(1 comment)posted 4 years ago

I know the whole story to this,my cousin was on hilton when this happened I live on east ravenwood right next to hilton and that southern boulevard tavern,he said he over there with one oof his friends,while people were having a cookout, then a fight broke out,he siad that people was throwing water on people,so my cousin got all of the kids out of the way and in the house because he knew tht the guy was gonna start shooting so after that the guy went into the house got a 45acp pistol and started to shoot at everyone he said that four people got shot

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18onthetown(254 comments)posted 4 years ago

YSU's Public Service Institute used to map out crime data:


Not sure why this mappping project stopped.

The public needs to be better informed about crime in this area - not only to take steps to protect themselves but to hold leadership/the YPD accountable.

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19gobdmn(19 comments)posted 4 years ago

Get the Ohio State Patrol & Sheriff Dept. to help the YPD! The OSP does not need to patrol Raccoon & New rd area all weekend. Send them to the Southside on friday & saturday night instead of Club Gossip!!!!! Use OVI grant money to patrol Youngstown. The issues are in the CITY LIMITS!!!!

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