YPD investigates shooting, responds to overdoses

By Joe Gorman



Police over the weekend investigated a shooting, revived at least two people after heroin overdoses and found a handgun in a car.

Early Sunday, reports said officers found shell casings from two different weapons after investigating a shooting at West Hylda Avenue and Market Street.

A 24-year-old woman was wounded in the arm and was driven to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital after a group of women were fighting in the street about 2:50 a.m.

The victim said she did not know anyone in the fight and was only watching when she was shot.

Police found a 9 mm shell casing and three .45-caliber shell casings at the scene, reports said.

On Monday, bond was set at $20,000 for an Austintown woman who had a gun in a car she was driving while she was being treated for a heroin overdose.

Margaret Hapcic, 45, was arraigned before Judge Robert Milich. She has been in the Mahoning County jail since she was arrested about 2:30 p.m. Friday in a 3702 Market St. parking lot.

Reports said when paramedics were working on Hapcic, they asked police to shut her vehicle off, which was still running. When an officer came up to the car, she found a .380-caliber semiautomatic handgun sticking out of the door that was loaded with one round. Four rounds were later found in the center console.

Inside Hapcic’s purse were 17 doses of Suboxone, reports said. Officers also found three crack pipes and a marijuana pipe.

A man who was with Hapcic when police arrived was taken into custody after reports said he interfered with their investigation and had two Suboxone strips in his pocket, but a search of court records shows he has not been charged.

Reports said police who responded about 9:15 p.m. Saturday to an overdose at a home in the 2400 block of Volney Road revived a woman there and a man who was at another house.

When officers arrived, the 41-year-old woman was found unconscious on the floor. Officers gave her the opiate antidote Narcan, and paramedics gave her oxygen.

Reports said when she woke up, she told officers her boyfriend was at a home in the 700 block of Lake Avenue and was in trouble.

Police went there and found a 37-year-old man passed out in the yard. He was also given Narcan by officers. They were both taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital for treatment.

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