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Three shooting victims ID’d

YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning County Coroner’s office identified the three men found shot to death in a home on West Delason Avenue on Thursday night.

They are Korey Jennings, 38; Jamal Burley, 38; and Adrien Brown, 42.

Autopsies were performed by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s office.

Neither the coroner’s office nor Youngstown Police Department are saying whether the deaths are homicides or whether their deaths are the result of gunshot wounds. Police, however, are investigating the deaths as probable homicides, said Lt. Brian Walsh of the detective bureau.

An abbreviated police report on the shooting released Monday says officers went to the home at 571 W. Delason Ave. near Summer Street and found the bodies of the three men “with apparent gunshot wounds.” The home is a block east of Glenwood Avenue on the South Side.

Mahoning County court records list men by those names and ages, but the birthdates of the men have not been provided, so it’s not clear whether those cases correspond with the three victims.

None of the court records list them living at that address, but investigators believe one of the three may have been living there.

While police don’t know if anything was taken from the victims, Brad Blackburn, Youngstown police chief of detectives, said robbery could have been the reason for the shootings.

Police were called to the house about 11:15 p.m. Thursday after a person went there and found a body inside the doorway, Blackburn said.

That person called 911 and officers who responded found one body in the living room and another in the kitchen, Blackburn said.

Two weapons were used to kill the three men “leaving you to believe there were multiple shooters,” Blackburn said. “But it’s not out of the realm to have a person with multiple guns.”

While a neighbor heard gunshots around 8 p.m., Blackburn said at least one victim was in communication with a family member around 10 p.m.

The Vindicator spoke with two neighbors Monday, but one said she had no comment and another said he had only lived there a short time.

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