Police investigate deadly shooting in Youngstown

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown police are investigating a deadly shooting on the city’s north side.

Officers were called just after 7 p.m. Friday to an area in the 100 block of Seneca Street.

Lt. Ramon Cox said multiple weapons were used in the shooting, but the victim did not have a weapon on him.

Cox said he is not sure if there was an exchange of gunfire.

Officers initially were dealing with a chaotic scene. Police said the victim was lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds, covered in a sheet. Across the street, at least 83 evidence markers were placed on the ground as a crowd formed.

Witnesses said they heard multiple gunshots.

A man was pleading with a patrolman to see the 20-year-old victim, who he said was his nephew.

“I’m a silver badge, you need to talk to a gold badge,” the officer said, referring to the badges supervisors and detectives wear.

“Gold badge! Can I see my nephew?” the man said.

Another man was wailing, “That’s my baby!”

Crime scene tape was placed around the area.

As of Friday night, no arrests were made.

Tips that lead to an arrest and prosecution are eligible for a monetary reward, just call 330-742-8YPD or Crime Stoppers at 330-746-CLUE. They can be left anonymously.

This marks the 14th homicide of the year in the city. Last year at this time, there were also 14 homicides, 13 by gunfire.

In 2020, Youngstown had 28 total homicides.

This is the 52nd person who has been shot this year. In 2020, 98 people were shot, including 27 of the 28 homicide victims.

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