UPDATE Wed. 7:30 a.m.: Police probe shooting death of girl, 10, and man, 40
YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a girl, 10, and a man, 40, overnight, both on the South Side.
The girl was pronounced dead at the scene at a home in the 600 block of Samuel Avenue on the South Side.
Police were called there at 2:27 a.m. for multiple shootings and found four people who had been shot, including the girl.
Three adults were taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital for their injuries and were listed in stable condition. They are two males in their 20s and a female, also in her 20s.
At 2:20 a.m., police were called to Palmer Avenue at South Avenue, where a male driver, 40, was found dead in a pickup truck that crashed into a telephone pole. The man had been hit by gunfire.
A passenger in the truck, 42, also was shot and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the Youngstown Police Department stated in a news release. The passenger was taken to St.Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital for treatment.
The Palmer location is about 1.3 miles south of the Samuel location. Police said they were investigating whether the two sets of shootings were related.
The two homicides brings the total to 20 for the year. The city had 28 homicides last year.
Anyone with information on the shootings is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 330-746-CLUE or 330-742-8YPD. Tips leading to an arrest and prosecution are eligible for a monetary reward.