Police investigating after 2 shot in Youngstown, suspect in custody after fleeing

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Two people were shot on the first block of Halls Heights near Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown.

Youngstown police got the call around 10:20 a.m. Saturday.

Police took the suspect in for questioning after he fled on foot.

There is a trail of shell casings stretching from the driveway of a home located on the corner to the road.

“Looks like some type of verbal altercation erupted and then people heard gunfire, people fleeing the area,” said YPD chief of detectives Rod Foley.

One man and one woman were shot following what appeared to have been a verbal altercation, according to officials.

Foley told First News the woman seems to be more hurt than the male victim, but both were taken to the hospital for treatment.

“There’s multiple here so obviously we’re assuming there’s multiple guns,” Foley said.

Youngstown police Chief of Detectives Capt. Rod Foley, left and Detective Sgt. Michael Lambert, arrived today at Halls Heights Avenue to begin their investigation into a shooting that sent two people to the hospital. (Joe Gorman/WKBN)

One car in the area had its windows shot out, while another was parked in the middle of the street with its door open.

“It’s unusual to get this type of altercation in broad daylight. You know, and certainly on this part of town. We don’t generally get rapid gunfire out here. Multiple casings, it’s unusual,” Foley said.

Police recovered at least 24 shell casings at the scene. The shooting is still under investigation.

So far this year, 80 people have been shot. There were 98 total last year. Six people have been shot since this Wednesday.

Two of the at least 24 shell casings collected by Youngstown police today at a double shooting at Halls Heights and Mahoning Avenue. (Joe Gorman/WKBN)

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