Warren police investigating after man shot in head

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James Campbell was talking a little bit when emergency crews got there, but he was flown to the hospital

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Gunfire erupted early Wednesday morning in Warren and since then, police have been searching for answers.

Police responded to the shooting in the area of Atlantic Street NE and North Park Avenue around 6:45 a.m.

911 caller: “It’s a man dead in my driveway. Someone just pulled up and shot him in the head.”

That man was identified as 34-year-old James Campbell. He was talking when emergency crews arrived.

“He’s very lucky to be alive from where he did get shot,” said Warren Police Det. Nick Carney.

Campbell was flown to the hospital.

“He was speaking a little bit but not enough for any leads to go on at this point, from what he was saying,” Carney said.

Deborah Croff was driving her son to school when she passed the crime scene.

“I want the violence to stop,” she said. “It needs to stop. It needs to stop, you know? It do, it needs to stop.”

It’s still very early in the investigation. Detectives said there are still a lot of questions they need answers to but their first step is talking to the victim once he’s out of surgery.

“When he’s medically able to talk to us, get a statement from him and, hopefully, make an arrest,” Carney said.

Police don’t have any suspects yet.

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