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Youngstown shootings injure three

YOUNGSTOWN — Four shootings Monday and over the long holiday weekend in the city sent three people to the hospital.

Youngstown police are investigating shootings that occurred Friday, Sunday and early Monday in the city.

Police were called around 7 a.m. Monday to East Florida Avenue on reports of gunfire, where they found 19 shell casings and a car with a shattered window. An unidentified person was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to a police report.

In a separate incident, Larry Muldrow, 62, Shehy Street, was found by his nephew 3:20 a.m. Sunday in his bedroom with a gunshot wound to the stomach. Muldrow is in critical condition and was transported to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, according to police reports.

Muldrow told police he was sleeping in his Shehy Street home when someone came inside. He told police he didn’t know the person that shot him. When his nephew came to the house, Muldrow asked him to call for help and his nephew ran down the street and asked a woman at an apartment complex to call 911.

Muldrow’s house was ransacked, “as if the people that entered the residence were looking for something,” the Youngstown police report states.

Few details were available in another cases in which a man was shot in the right leg. Police were called 11:13 p.m. Sunday to the 100 block of Steel Street, where they found Eric Viera, 35, Manhattan Avenue, lying on the ground with the gunshot wound.

He was transported to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital in stable condition, according to the police report.

A third incident stemming from an argument over a car crash Friday ended with a shooting, though no person was hit by the gunfire, according to police.

A 48-year-old man reported that he was at 1058 Eastway Drive when a woman backing out of the driveway sideswiped his vehicle. He got out to ask the woman for her insurance information, and an argument ensued. The woman’s boyfriend punched the man in the mouth, according to the report. He told police he drove away, but the man followed and fired numerous shots at him as he traveled west on McGuffey Road, the police report states. The gunfire hit the vehicle twice, the report states.

Police said they are investigating the cases. No charges have been filed.

Youngstown police also said they have no new information to release on a body found last week burned in a vehicle in the 3300 block of McGuffey Road. Youngstown police, the coroner’s office and the fire department’s arson investigator are investigating.

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