Witnesses, police can't substantiate city man's shooting tale

YOUNGSTOWN — Police said a 26-year-old man showed up about 9 p.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital with a gunshot wound to his foot.

The victim told police he was sitting in a car on Dogwood Lane when two men in a passing pickup truck fired several shots at him, one of them striking him in the foot.

Officers checked the shooting scene but could find no evidence of a shooting, reports said.

Reports said neighbors told police they never heard gunfire or heard anyone firing a weapon.

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