Recent shootings in Youngstown investigated

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.

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