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Man killed in Austintown shooting

AUSTINTOWN — A man is dead after a Friday morning shooting at a township apartment complex.

Austintown police said they have a few leads, but the investigation continues.

Police report that the shooting occurred about 9:50 a.m., and the male victim, 32, was shot in the throat.

They were called after a report of three shots fired in the building.

After hearing two of those shots, a neighbor said she called 911 after getting her 11-year-old grandson away from any windows.

“Second caller advised man shot,” the report states.

When police arrived at 1080 Compass West Drive, Apt. 7, the black male victim was already laying outside face down, the neighbor said.

The neighbor said she went over to the window and watched the shooting victim leave the building, fall and try to crawl before eventually giving up and lying on the grass.

“All I could do was pray for him,” she said.

He was treated at the scene and then transported to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The Mahoning County Coroner’s office was notified.

Police did find the door to Apt. 7 open, bullets on the ground and blood stains on the concrete outside, a police call sheet states.

The victim is not believed to be a resident of the complex but was there visiting a woman, according to the neighbor.

The shooter was gone before police arrived.

According to the call sheet, police at the scene were advised about a vehicle eastbound on Burkey Road, a new-model black Cadillac SUV with tinted windows, chrome wheels and no license plates. Youngstown police also were advised.

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