YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown police have released new information on a double homicide that took place on the city’s West Side Tuesday.
Police converged on a home in the 1900 block of Cherry Hill Avenue near Belle Vista Avenue around 3 p.m. Tuesday.
According to police, a 41-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man were found dead inside the home with gunshot wounds.
According to a police report, a family member stopped by the home and found the two lying on the ground inside the house. The person called 911 thinking that the couple overdosed.
When police arrived, they found the two lying facedown in the living room, with a puddle of blood. They also found several shell casings near them.
Detectives say they believe the shooting happened inside the home, and they did not find any signs of forced entry.
Lt. Mohammed Awad said detectives have been working around the clock to find leads and have collected evidence from the scene.
At this time, it is unclear as to the relationship between the victims. Multiple people ran up to the home while First News was on the scene.
There were close to a dozen people standing outside on the street and in their driveways. Police had the home taped off with multiple cop cars surrounding it, and they also towed a gray GMC that was parked in the driveway.
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Detectives were also seen going up to nearby homes to speak with neighbors. As of now, police say they do not have any suspects.
At this time, police are not releasing the names of the victims.