Four injured in N. Side shooting after fight over stereo equipment

YOUNGSTOWN — Four Youngstown residents were shot on the city’s North Side early today after a fight at a party over stereo equipment, police said.

The party was on Hanley Avenue, hosted by Devlin Simpson, 18, of Sampson Drive, at the home of his grandfather, police said.

After the fight, Simpson and others confronted those involved in the altercation two blocks away on Logan Avenue, near Tacoma Avenue, about 1 a.m. today, police said.

During the confrontation, shots were fired.

Those shot are: Simpson; Emmanuel Simpson, 24, of Lexington Avenue; Sha-aute Pettway, 22, of Katherine Avenue; and Brandon Smith, 22, of Rogers Road. Police said the victims are in stable condition and are expected to recover.

Police declined to provide information about the search for the shooter or shooters. Witnesses to the shooting were interviewed by the police.

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