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Man shot tonight, runs to Youngstown Police Department, collapses inside

Published: Sat, July 20, 2013 @ 9:26 p.m.


A 39-year-old man ran into the Youngstown Police Department at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, then collapsed on the floor in front of the security guard working at the door, saying he’d been shot.

Paramedics and police officers arrived shortly afterward, learning from the man that a silver Mitsubishi was involved in the shooting.

The man had a gunshot wound to his upper back and was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center.

The man said he ran to the police department from the Market Street Bridge, but it wasn’t apparent whether the shooting took place there or not.


1excel(281 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

Needless shootings demand it. LET'S GET ALL OF THE GUNS OFF THE STREETS!

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2Not_Surprised(48 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

Is the rally on the courthouse steps scheduled yet? I'm sure this guy was just walking his dog when for no apparent reason, someone shot him. I need to go find my poster board and sharpies.

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3LtMacGowan(643 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago


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4Knightcap(697 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

Probably coming home from buying some Skittles at the local convenient store.

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5Max(81 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago


Please, PLEASE, explain to me how you expect to get the guns out of the hands of criminals??!! You keep stating that we need to get the guns off the streets. Do you honestly think that will happen? Taking guns away from law-abiding citizens is hard enough, but do you really think that the thugs and criminals on the streets won't get their hands on them if they want them? Please use some common sense and get out of La-La Land.

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6Not_Surprised(48 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

I have a better plan... Why doesn't excel jump in the station wagon today and go do a roundup of all guns. Then, when he gives the "all clear" we can have a celebration on the court house steps.

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7excel(281 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

I predict that concealed carry nationwide will be history. I hear that ammo is very scarce with no legislation. With legislation we can clean the streets and stop gun sales to civillians. Zimmerman had his gun taken away and there is no return of it on the horizon. He is doing quite well without it. LET'S GET ALL OF THE GUNS OFF THE STREETS!

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8Max(81 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

Again, excel, I ask you -- how do you propose to make this work?? Please tell me how taking away legal weapons will stop criminals from getting their hands on them. It is completely impossible to get weapons out of the hands of criminals. There are laws NOW that they won't follow. So do you really think that by making guns illegal, they'll follow THAT law?? Really?

Predict whatever you like -- it's doesn't matter. Those people will get weapons no matter what the law allows.

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9SaMbOoKwEl(18 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

Excel is the dumbest tw@t I have ever seen post on Vindy. Why don't you go play tag with the trucks on the turnpike.

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10DACOUNTRYBOY(224 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

Better watch criticizing excel or Obama will put you on his must do list. I see the disarming of America as inevitable. Zimmerman helped Obama with his agenda. Today it is all but impossible to find 22 ammo to hunt woodchucks.

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11Not_Surprised(48 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

I didn't vote for him!!!

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12justice50(8 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

Heroin destroys countless lives and family, breeds violence and helps support americas underbelly lets make that illegal.... Oh, wait it is, making a gun illegal or not will not stop the ones who don't care about laws or society to obtain a firearm or anything else thats illegal for that matter, there are laws about driving drunk but yet the OVI rate is astonishing. And no the police didn't tell him (zimmerman) to stop following Trayvon, it was a dispatcher when was the last time you saw someone arrested for failure to comply with a dispatcher who does not go through an academy that teaches civil rights and state/federal laws. It was a personal choice he made, that has impacted his life forever, a young man is dead two families ruined and all people can think about is taking away the second amendment like the brittish, and that its a black and white thing, the evidence as produced by the State precluded that Trayvon was assaulting him in an "MMA style ground and pound" Be it as it is, if some person who you didn't know began to attack you slamming your head into the ground you would have done the same thing, Again as soon as people can go past the he's black he's white thing (actually hispanic) society can move on to be far less racist. Quit teaching your children that beating their wives and selling dope is ok and start producing positive people that want to contribute to society and not live off of public "entitlement" assistance. GET A DAMN JOB.

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13Jive_Turkey(32 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

If you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns.

Also, there is a shortage of ammunition because the govt put an order in for over 1.6 billion rounds from every caliber (presumably to increase their reserves, but also create an artificial shortage in the civilian market). This is a staggering number. The war in Iraq and Afghanistan uses about 5.5 million rounds per month meaning this stockpile of ammunition is enough to cover a 24-year war. But this stockpile isn't for overseas combat; it's for the Department of Homeland Security. Why would our govt be arming itself to this extent?

Food for thought:



Eliminating law-abiding citizens' rights to own guns will cause more problems than solutions. If the govt owns all the guns and ammo, kiss your freedom and liberties goodbye.

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14allstar720(253 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

"I hope it wasn't a Hispanic with a white-sounding name who shot him - the racists will get all worked up all over again."

First thought, last thought and pretty much all that I'll think about for the rest of my life on this matter.

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15handymandave(474 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

Forget about taking guns off the streets it isn't happening, the best we can hope for is protection for the law abiding citizens by being armed themselves so that when these thugs think about breaking into a house or committing another type of crime, they think twice before doing it.

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16zz3(931 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

excel how stupid of a comment"get guns off the streets" seriously. How bout get blacks off the streets they shoot the guns!!! you don't like that huh, well we don't like your problem becoming ours. Guns were around for years its just this subculture have run rampant with no rules, rap sheets a mile long, 4-5 kids working people will end up supporting and with a single family home more than likely follow in the footsteps. Hell even their people who think they are musicians have no respect for anything. They even kill each other. Name a white musician that killed another musician lately???? Get real you can't fix stupid!!

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17kurtw(848 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

Quite a lively discussion! Someone referred to Excell as "he". I don't believe it, I believe she's a "she". In my experience the most fanatical gun control advocates (generally Liberal Democrats) are normally people of the feminine persuasion.

The Conservative Commentator, Ann Coulter recently said (no doubt "tongue in cheek") that "maybe women getting the vote wasn't such a good idea because without women voters, Democrats would never get elected!"

Food for thought! But, then again, it's too late- we "spilled the beans"- and we have to live with the consequences...

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18kurtw(848 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

I'm a 2nd Amendment Supporter but, playing "devils advocate" for a minute- if I wanted to stop the use of guns by private individuals, I would do it by converting them into harmless paperweights.

In other words, stop or control the supply of ammunition. Eventually, the ammunition runs out and then what...

I have a friend who is a "survivalist"- he has 6,000 rounds stockpiled in case we got hit by an asteroid- or something like that- and he said to me- "Eventually, I would run out of ammo and my guns would be useless- so I have to get a bow and practice my archery skills- I can always make my own arrows..."

In other words, take the guns out of criminal hands (by stopping the supply of ammunition) and they'd be using Crossbows- making their own arrows.

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19kurtw(848 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

zz3's comment- Everything in the black community going wrong connects with the Illegitimacy Rate- 70 per cent and rising- boys raised by just women-in many cases- become just hoodlums and killers, it's that simple.

And whites aren't far behind- our rate of husband less babies is 30 per cent and going up.

In the fifties the Illegitimacy rate for both groups- white and black- was tiny- 2 to 3 per cent. By 1970 it shot up- for both groups- 10 fold. What happened? Hugh Marsden Heffner, for one. Playboy Magazine. The Sexual Revolution- if it feels good- do it- great for men- not so great for single women who get pregnant. Then the "liberated" sixties- "free love" and all that- again, a free ride for the guys who can walk away- not so "free" for the single women who get pregnant. Then, the Feminist Movement (remember "Murphy Brown") instructed women- "forget men"- if you want to have a baby without a husband- just do it... An affordable plan for wealthy women, a disaster for the poor.

Is it any wonder that the country is falling apart- whenever traditional moral standards get thrown overboard- the poorest people- Black People in our country- suffer first- then the rest of us... Whites shouldn't be smug or complacent-our turn is coming (it may already have arrived)...

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20southsidedave(4780 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

Guns are not the problem, unstable people are the problem...guns are here to stay in the world, deal with it!

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21zz3(931 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

lets try having a stable, and supporting life before you start popping out babies WE(meaning working stiffs) will end up paying for!! Its as simple as that!! People finally are getting tired of it!! The truth is out. The statistics that point to the black community birth rate, jobless, no education, homicide, and on and on cannot be stopped by anyone but the black community!! And I have seen some of the stats on different posts here, not knowing quite where they got them from but they need to do more research they are much higher involving the black community! As I said people: The truth is finally coming out and we need to correct it before we all go down the tubes. How about no diploma no welfare, no job, then start WPA up again(Google it if you don't know what it is), more than 1-baby out of wedlock and your on your own!! Its just too easy for the entitlements for everyone for doing little or nothing. Stop the nonsense! And lets not forget the rapper spewing their garbage and nothing said about that, what a mess. Clean it up people and get movin. And if Murphy Brown was such and influence, how come it only affected the black community?? It's the mindset of the community only influenced by others like them. Sad

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22kurtw(848 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

As I said in my post, when "moral rot" sets in (the so-called "sexual revolution"; the "if it feels good- do it "ethic" (sic) of the sixties and feminism)- the most vulnerable groups- minority groups especially are effected first- but then it spreads: the Black Illegitimate Birth Rate is 70 per cent and rising; the White Illegitimate Birth Rate is 30 per cent- and rising. So we're not far behind.

In the 1950's the Illegitimacy rate for both groups was under 5 per cent- it shot up ten fold for both groups by 1970 ( ironically during the Civil Rights Revolution which killed Jim Crow but subjected African-americans to a danger just as great if not greater- the destruction of the family by promiscuous sex).

Without stable families- a married couple and children- society can't survive- so the Illegitimate Birth Rate is really an index of the destruction of our society.

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23Not_Surprised(48 comments)posted 1 year ago

and yet, everyone seemingly votes for the same democrat party morons who want to take your guns, then take your money to give it to giveaway subsidies. get a clue people.

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