WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) — The murder of a Warren woman over the weekend remains under investigation.
Warren police have identified the victim of a deadly shooting at the Hampshire House Apartments as 43-year-old Ruby Sanchez.
Officers were sent to the complex on Fifth Street SW just before 1 a.m. Sunday for a report of shots fired. Dispatch reports indicate that a resident of the apartment reported finding a bullet hole in her window as a result of the shooting.
Dispatcher: “How many shots?”
Caller: “There had to be at least 10. A bullet just came through my bedroom window.”
About 10 minutes later, while officers were on the scene, dispatchers received a call from the Trumbull Regional Medical Center.
Caller: “Hi, this is Trumbull ER calling.”
Caller: “We just got a [gun shot wound] in.”
That victim, identified as Sanchez, died from her injuries at the hospital.
Detectives continue investigating Sanchez’s murder. According to the Trumbull County Coroner’s Office, the victim will be taken to Cleveland for an autopsy.
Warren Mayor Doug Franklin is calling for people to put the guns down.
“Please lay these guns down. Stop this senseless violence and the killing of other young people — of other people — regardless of any demographic. Put these guns down, there’s a better way,” Franklin said.
Councilwoman Cheryl Saffold says this isn’t the first shooting at the complex. She would like high-tech cameras to be installed at the apartments and says she is working with the management company to help deter future crimes.
“How high-tech were those cameras? The question remains, were those cameras high-tech and were the cameras able to disclose who committed those crimes?” Saffold said.
Saffold also wants to see additional police patrols in the area.
Franklin is also asking the community to cooperate with police to help with the investigation.
“It’s important that we have community cooperation with the police so we can get these bad actors off the street, those that would harm others,” Franklin said. “That’s critically important to this whole process.”