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Shooting injures 2 near St. Dominic



Published: Mon, October 11, 2010 @ 12:08 a.m.

By Ashley Luthern

aluthern@vindy.com

YOUNGSTOWN

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 Youngs- town 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 about 6 p.m. Sunday.

The woman told police that she saw several men and women fighting at the corner of Hilton and Southern Boulevard and walked to the scene. She then told police that the fight seemed to escalate, at which point she walked away, heard gunfire and realized she had been hit. She was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center.

According to police, the man said he was driving east on Hilton toward Southern Boulevard with one male passenger and came upon the same fight.

He pulled into the parking lot at 3602 Southern Blvd. and exited the car with his passenger. The two ran back to the car as gunfire erupted and wounded the driver. The passenger then drove the man to St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Officials do not believe either injury is serious.

Police found three 9-millimeter shell casings in the parking lot. As of press time Sunday night, no one had been arrested in connection with the crime.

This shooting comes just two weeks after the murder of Repchic, who was fatally wounded in a drive-by at the corner of Southern Boulevard and Philadelphia Avenue. Repchic’s wife, Jacqueline, 74, was also in the car and seriously wounded.

Tonight’s shooting was half a mile away from that murder scene and about three blocks from St. Dominic Church.

Angeline Fimognari was murdered in the church’s parking lot in January.

In response to the earlier violence, Mayor Jay Williams has begun “Operation Redemption.”

He has previously said the operation is two-fold. The first part is the demolition of 27 vacant houses in the South Side neighborhood surrounding the church, and the second part is aggressive law enforcement.

He said the specifics of the law enforcement portion will be announced in the coming weeks.


Comments

1boots109(81 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

can things get worse..it seems so..i quess so..i remember most blacks said if they had a black mayor and police chief things would be better..wrong..very wrong..its ashame what happen to the town..i cant understand why the people dont protest the city hall for more security..can anyone wonder why businesses do not come to y-town..the town will never recover..its the goverments fault for giving handouts to lazy people all their lives..where is the black leadership..hiding i bet..if they is any leadership...

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2jrolley325(800 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

just bulldoze hilton ave.....along with all the 'dales.

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3PhilMcCrackin(58 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Good job to the Police chief and the mayor for taking care of this problem.

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4redvert(2064 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

boots109 said: "i remember most blacks said if they had a black mayor and police chief things would be better."

Well, technically they were right, with the black mayor and black police chief there is less interference in the "culture's" day to day activities.

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5mrblue(983 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

The administration is still talking and the criminals are still shooting. Like I have said before---------all talk and no action.

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6walter_sobchak(1909 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

This is ridiculous! The police chief and the mayor know the areas where these thugs are prevalent. They need saturation patrols with YPD, troopers, and sheriff deputies using zero tolerance. Pull them over for seat belts and find probable cause for a search.

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7Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

The mayor and the chief of police have things under control . The subculture was doing their thing and nobody got killed !

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8goman71(104 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

amazing! two nosy idiots get shot watching a fight and there are some people blaming the democrats for this ! really! well i hope you blame george bush and the republicans for the 5000 soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan for a war that shouldnt of happened and then maybe the 1 billion dollar a week war money could have been directed at our own iraq.... namely the south side of youngstown. but republicans dont mind wasting money on foreign countries infrastructure , just not on our own.they cant even account for billions of dollars spent in iraq more than the budget of the state of ohio pa and michigan combined ! but i degress because when the republicans were running this country things were fine. boy you people must have a short term memory about how horrible things were when that numbnut taft was our governor and dubya was pres . but you will remember quicky when kasich and portman screw up ohio even worse than taft did . and i hope palin wins so you guys can see how stupid she really is so you can long for the days of that intellectual dubya good luck!

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9DOLE2(594 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

The wild west.......can it get any worse?

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10redvert(2064 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

goman71, Your reply was very good but at no time did you say that anyone would long for the days of obowser. But we kinda understand that.

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11goman71(104 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

redvert ill be the first to say obama has disappointed me i just dont want the dem bashers to pretend it will be any better when the republicans win in november. what has either party accomplished in the past 20 years , jack squat! they have both had control of the house and senate at one time and what do these zombies do NOTHING.just tow the line and try to get re elected election after election.im just trying to remind people that the democrats arent the only deadbeat dads in the room ! i'm old enough to remember when a politician whether dem or repub had the grapefruits to actually pass legislation that didnt worry whether they still had a job in four years.will we ever see this happen again?

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12Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

We have liberal leaders here in The Valley who will shuffle their feet when these crimes occur and then conserve their energy shortly thereafter . They have no problem with anything or anyone getting shot up as long as it isn't them .They see it as all good in the hood .

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13lovedrama(138 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Stan-have you ever read your comments? They all basically say about the same thing. Are you doing anything besides criticizing? How about forming an organization?

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14goman71(104 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

yeah love drama this comes from stan ,. a guy that has hulk hogan as his picture. lets see hulk youre a proven steroid user wore tights for thirty years ,got a reality show so we could all watch his life fall apart on tv. his son paralyzed his best friend in a car accident his daughter has no talent and his wife left him for his sons 19 year old friend. yeah those really are good conservative values to idol stan.strange!

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15USMC0331(150 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

Dole2
Yes it can and it will! Don't worry no one is gonna get off their ass and do anything! We've had 2 elderly people killed around st doms and an innocent realtor killed for no reason on the eastside and there has been no effort by any of the leaders in the city to do anything! Tearing down houses is a joke! There have been no "beefed up patrols" in any area of the city. The police deptartment is short staffed. So yes it will get worse.

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16Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 11 months ago

lovedrama :

"How about forming an organization?"

Which one do you recommend ? Another branch of the subculture ? As you know I already support law enforcement and conservatism .

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