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Police: Man shot teen near WRTA bus stop in Youngstown

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Hector Perez, charged with felonious assault in Youngstown.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A man is in the Mahoning County Jail after a shooting near the WRTA bus stop in Youngstown.

Police were called to the bus shelter on Mahoning Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a police report.

Police said a 17-year-old girl had a gunshot wound to her shoulder, and there was a puddle of blood inside the bus shelter.

The teen’s mother told police that her boyfriend, 41-year-old Hector Perez, Jr., fired a shot at them as he rode by on a bicycle. She said they had been arguing with Perez earlier at a house on Milton Avenue and were walking down Mahoning Avenue to get away from him.

Police collected several live rounds from the ground near the shelter and one spent round in high grass nearby, according to police.

Crews took the victim to the hospital, where she was listed in stable condition, according to the report.

Thursday, officers arrested Perez at a home in the 1900 block of Manhattan Avenue.

He’s charged with felonious assault.

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