1 man dead in overnight shooting on Youngstown’s south side

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The shooting happened near the corner of South and E. Lucius avenues

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown police are investigating a shooting that happened early Thursday morning on the south side.

It was near the corner of South and E. Lucius avenues just before 2 a.m.

One man was found dead after being shot multiple times. He has not been identified but was described by police as a black man in his 30s.

Police are investigating it as a homicide.

Right now, there are no suspects in custody.

While officers were investigating, a head-on crash involving a police cruiser also happened at the scene. Officers said it is not related to the homicide and will be investigated separately.

Detectives returned to the crime scene later Thursday morning to look it over in daylight. As they did, a man approached them and said his cousin was the victim.

After he left for a short while, he came back with a bucket and a broom and asked if he could clean the bloodstain on East Lucius Avenue that remained from where his cousin was shot. The detectives said he could.

The man emptied the bucket full of soapy water on the stain, but before he started, he threw the broom and bucket on the sidewalk and walked away. Several minutes later, another man came with a bucket of soapy water of his own and a broom, dumped the bucket on the stain, swept it a few times and walked away.

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