1 dead, dozens of shell casings litter north side Youngstown street after shooting

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — A one-block stretch on Youngstown’s north side was the scene of a gun battle that ended with one man dead on Tuesday afternoon.

The man killed was in his mid-20s. His name has not been released.

The shooting happened on Tod Lane between Elm Street and Kensington Avenue just before 2:30 p.m.

The extraordinarily large number of evidence markers was proof of the shootout that took place. Most of the yellow pylons marked shell casings from guns, in which police say between 50 and 60 shots were fired.

At the Kensington end of Tod Lane, a crowd of about a hundred people gathered around the crime scene, wanting to know what happened. A family member, presumably of the man killed, was being consoled.

Investigators said the shooting began after a car pulled up in front of three houses.

Two vehicles involved in the shooting were in the road — a car and a pickup truck.

Police said there were two innocent bystanders in the blue pickup. Both of them were hurt in a crash and were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Investigators said multiple cars were involved. Witnesses reported seeing as many as five, including the pickup. They said they saw people running out of the vehicles and through backyards.

Police said multiple guns were used and witnesses reported hearing an automatic weapon.

Officers didn’t know if the man killed was targeted or if he, too, was an innocent bystander. They would not say if the man killed had a gun on him.

Investigators haven’t said if there was actually an exchange of gunfire or if it all came from one direction.

Police finished their investigation around 5:30 p.m. The yellow pylons were picked up and, eventually, the two cars in the middle of the street were towed away.

No one has been arrested, but police have an idea of the vehicle they’re looking for.

Those with information on the shooting are asked to call police at 330-742-8911 or 330-742-8950. 

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