Mom says ‘bad weed’ reason for Sunday gunfire


YOUNGSTOWN — Reports said a 47-year-old woman Sunday evening told police her car was shot at “because of some bad weed.”

Police were called about 10 p.m. to the first block of North Brockway Avenue, where a 25-year-old man said he, his brother and his mother were test driving their mother’s car in the area around Chaney High School because she just had repair work done when a person they know yelled at them and fired a gun at their car.

Reports said a window was damaged and a bumper as well.

The mother told police the suspect fired at them “because of some bad weed,” and the man said he had bought marijuana before from the suspect and they had a disagreement and had not spoken since.

No one was injured.

Reports said officers received no calls for gunfire from the area around the high school and they found no evidence of gunfire when they checked the area.

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