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Body found at West Side home

Published: Fri, April 27, 2012 @ 7:07 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — Police are investigating what will apparently be the 10th homicide of the year — the Friday afternoon shooting death of a man at 1754 Silliman St. on the West Side.

Police Chief Rod Foley said the victim is a white male resident of Youngstown, most likely in his 20s with facial hair, but police were still trying to notify relatives this evening. He did not live at the home, Foley said.

“It looks like there was some type of altercation and gunfire erupted,” Foley said. “We’re just trying to figure out what happened.”

Police were called at about 4:30 p.m. by a man who said he heard two gunshots coming from the house. When officers arrived, they kicked in the door. The body was found after that.

Neighbors said the house had been the site of two explosions at the side and rear door on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve and that the family that had been living there moved out. One young man had been staying there, they said.

The young man arrived at the scene about a half-hour after police were called, and he was placed in the back of the cruiser while half-dozen or more police officers and additional detectives and coroner’s officials investigated.

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