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Recent shootings in Youngstown investigated

Published: Fri, June 3, 2011 @ 12:04 a.m.

By John W. Goodwin Jr.



Police are investigating several shootings in the city this week.

A 25-year-old South Side man was shot in the leg early Thursday morning. The man met with Youngstown police at St. Elizabeth Health Center about 1 a.m. and told officers he was standing on a street corner hanging out with a group of men he does not know when an unidentified person shot him.

The victim told police he is unsure what corner he was standing on and could not provide a description of the person who shot him.

Police also are investigating a Wednesday afternoon shootout on Clearmount Avenue on the city’s South Side.

According to reports, a 22-year-old man was sitting on the porch of his Clearmount home with his 42-year-old mother when a man with whom he is familiar pulled up in a dark blue Chevrolet Impala, got out of the car and fired several shots in their direction.

Police said the son pulled out a gun and returned fire after the alleged assailant began shooting. The 22-year-old resident does have a concealed-carry permit, records show.

The man who got out of the car and began shooting ran around the side of the car for protection and continued shooting as the resident returned fire, reports say. The 22-year-old man grabbed his mother and ran in the house for cover.

No one was hit in the exchange, but the woman was taken to the hospital for observation because she has a heart ailment and was upset after the shootout.

Police found multiple shell casings in the area of the Clearmount Avenue home.

Police also are investigating a shooting in the area of Woodcrest Avenue and Magnolia Street on the East Side.

According to reports, officers were sent to the location just before 1 a.m. Wednesday when several calls for shots fired were reported.

Officers found several people standing around the area but no victim. Police recovered nearly 20 shell casings.

A man living a short distance away told police one of the bullets came through his home and landed in his daughter’s bedroom.


1Nunya(1356 comments)posted 4 years, 11 months ago

Shut em down,..

Sounds like an indifference is being addressed via gun play and they have to get hard and swift if it's going to be effectively addressed.

The unidentified 25 year old with the leg wound is clearly either lying or mentally incapacitated. To allege he was on a street corner he can't recall, with people he don't know and someone wounds him in the leg just for being there. Is a ' No talk " cover up and via such a " line " and time of night. He'd be wise to realize that it's likely the next time he's hit it won't be a leg wound,.. it reeks of he'd better either change his ways or his family's going to be picking his internment plot.

The shootout involving the 22 year old and his parent having been targeted. Beyond speculation could have stemmed from anything. Although for the assailant to pull up and present himself as a target for someone legally armed. Is the mark of an individual that's clearly on borrowed time and begging for a bag fitting. To include his time was apparently only extended then because the CCW holder was a bad shot,.. not all are and he sure pressed his luck.

The expending of rounds in group setting reeks of factions feuding. Where thank god that stray didn't strike anybody. To include it'd be presumed that with so many rounds expended. There's a likelihood that somebody's in need of medical attention from a wound or graze. Hence those remaining in the area should have been frisked, swabbed and escorted downtown for a conversation via provision of suspicion based upon probable cause.

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2whitesabbath(738 comments)posted 4 years, 11 months ago

I feel all citizens should arm themselves with concealed permits and powerful fire-power, let hazmat clean up the blood, let the hoodlums know they will be killed or seriously injured. Wouldnt bother me if the Mayor enforced a no-standing , parking order with street signs throughout the crime- gang infested areas.. Youngstown P.D. is doing thier best to step up patrols and keeping up with the riff-raff , but clearly they need more help from the citizens......

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3UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 4 years, 11 months ago

Just another day in wild west Youngstown!

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4Lifes2Short(3882 comments)posted 4 years, 11 months ago

Well nicer weather is here and the animals are back with guns. So is hanging out at a corner at 1am and being loud. What a wasteful life these pitiful creatures live. Useless. Thank God there bad shooters. Can't wait till the day the citizens start shooting them right between the eyes.

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5Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 11 months ago

The culture is flourishing . The snitches have had little or no effect in suppressing the bloom . Free spirits have been able to express themselves to the fullest in their quest to keep our city number one .

And when we finish downsizing . . . ..



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6sq51(11 comments)posted 4 years, 11 months ago

OK, who is to believe he was just standing there on the corner and didn't know what corner he was on???? He was just waiting for the bus to pick him up to go to church right??? Give me a break!!!

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7Silence_Dogood(1656 comments)posted 4 years, 11 months ago

How good is that "shot spotter" equipment working? It would be nice if the Vindy did a follow up story on that equipment, after all it is provided by the taxpayers dime. It would be nice to know if it is in the least bit effective.Or are we still relying on "According to reports, officers were sent to the location just before 1 a.m. Wednesday when several calls for shots fired were reported". If that is the case it was a total waste of money.

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8whitesabbath(738 comments)posted 4 years, 11 months ago

shot spotter is a expensive piece of junk, the bangers will let rounds go off on one side of town, wait for police response and then attack intended target on other side of town, big waste of money.....

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