Police investigating suspected murder-suicide in Youngstown involving 2 family members

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Officers responded to the house Thursday morning and found two females shot dead

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) —- Officers responding to a shooting Thursday on Youngstown’s west side were told a 70-year-old woman shot her disabled daughter then turned the gun on herself.

Police radio call logs show that the two were discovered about 11 a.m. by a relative at a home in the 1100 block of South Schenley Avenue.

Police have not released much information on the shootings and said they will defer to the Mahoning County Coroners Office to release their names.

Lt. Brian Welsh of the Detective Bureau said investigators are still trying to piece together what might have happened.

“It’s a sad situation,” Welsh said.

A family across the street told WKBN the home belonged to a nice elderly couple. They said the husband was peculiar about how he cut his lawn.

Youngstown has now recorded 17 homicides for the year. In 2019, the city had 20 homicides.

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