WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) — Three teenagers were shot Sunday evening near Courthouse Square in Warren, according to police.
Police were investigating a scene near the Subway restaurant downtown after detectives say three people were shot sometime Sunday evening.
Detectives say there was a fight inside the African American Heritage Festival. Those involved were told to leave.
Investigators say that shortly after shots were fired near the South Main Plaza.
Police say six cars were also shot, and a nearby business took a round in a window.
A large part of the South Main Plaza was roped off with crime scene tape. Our reporter at the location said police were photographing a gray sedan by the South Main Plaza lot.
Howland police and the Trumbull County Sheriff also responded to the scene.
Witnesses whose vehicle was caught in the crossfire said they saw someone “pull out a clip and start shooting.”
Three teenage boys ages 16, 17, and 19 were hurt. One was flown to Akron Children’s Hospital, and the other two are expected to be OK.
“Unfortunately, it only takes a couple individuals with bad intentions to ruin what was set out to be a very positive thing for the community,” said Warren Public Safety and Service Director Eddie Colbert.
At this point, no arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing.
Earlier in the evening, police were also called to investigate an unrelated shooting of two teenagers who showed up at the hospital with gunshot wounds.
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Tino DiCenso contributed to this report.