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Man, 42, killed in South Side shooting

Woman taken to hospital for injuries

YOUNGSTOWN — A man, 42, was killed and his girlfriend, 43, was wounded by gunfire reported at 4:46 a.m. Monday in the 1100 block of Park Hill Drive near the Mill Creek Police Department on the South Side.

Police were called to the location for a shooting and found the couple. Lifesaving procedures were performed on the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The woman was taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital for her injuries. Her condition was not known, the Youngstown Police Department stated in a news release.

Police said the shootings appear to be a “directed crime” and that it indicates “no danger to the public at large.” It added that the public has been an “instrumental partner with providing information on violent crimes, and we once again ask that anyone with information contact the YPD Detective Division to assist with helping to solve this senseless incident.”

The news release states that no arrest has been made in this homicide and felonious assault. The location is near Glenwood Avenue.

The shootings are “being actively investigated” by Youngstown police detectives and the Mahoning County Coroner’s Office, and no additional details are available, the release states.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 330-746-CLUE or the police department at 330-746-8YPD with any information or tips, which can be left anonymously.

This marks the 19th homicide of the year in the city. The previous homicide was a little more than a week ago — Nov. 19 — when Christian D. Oliver, 29, was found shot to death in the double-digit block of Zents Avenue near Logan Avenue on the North Side, and a woman, 72, was found injured by gunfire.

Police later said they believed the woman was shot while checking to see what was going on in her neighborhood.

The man was found lying in the middle of the road with multiple gunshot wounds after police were called there at 6:26 p.m. A Youngstown police report stated that the woman suffered a gunshot wound to her “lower extremity.” She was taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital for treatment.

The previous homicide before that was the Nov. 2 shooting death of Edward Lewis, 52. He was found deceased in a home in the double-digit block of Oneta Avenue near Salt Springs Road on the West Side.

Youngstown had 24 homicides during 2022. The total includes the April 1, 2022, shooting death of James Sheets by Struthers police officers during a confrontation at Salt Springs Road and Steel Street in Youngstown.

The 2023 homicide toll includes the Oct. 12 officer-involved shooting death of Ricco Acevedo, 45, by Youngstown police at a home on Helena Avenue on the South Side.

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