Police: No connection between shooter and YSU victim

Police: No connection between YSU shooter and victim


The investigation into a shooting on the fringe of Youngstown State University’s campus continues, but police have made no connection between the suspected shooter and intended targets.

A 23-year-old Bedford Heights woman was shot in the torso area shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday as she sat in a car with three other women near apartments on Pennsylvania Avenue. The victim was a rear seat passenger in the car.

The victim was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center where she is listed in stable condition.

Sylean Wilson, no age given, of Pittsburgh, has been charged with felonious assault in connection with the shooting. Rashaad Lewis, 19, also of Pittsburgh, has been charged with obstructing official business. They will be arraigned Wednesday in Youngstown Municipal Court.

Captain Mark Milstead, Youngstown police, said detectives have not been able to make a connection between the women in the car and Wilson. Police believe the women were at the same Youngstown bar as Wilson and his friends earlier the day of the shooting, but there was no friction between the two groups.

For more on this story see Tuesday’s Vindicator and vindy.com.

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