WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Warren police are investigating after an elderly woman was found dead in a home on New Year’s Day.
Detectives were called to the scene of a home on Douglas St. NW around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Officials say the death is being investigated as a homicide. The identity of the woman has not been released.
Neighbors said they cannot believe this happened in their neighborhood.
One neighbor said how he heard around a dozen gunshots at 2 a.m. and then more around 5 a.m.
“A series of gunshots woke me up out of a sound sleep and I have no idea how many were fired, but they sounded very close,” said Ed Steiner, a resident who lives in the area.
Steiner said the victim would occasionally come outside.
“The lady kept to herself. Lived there pretty much by herself and it’s just sad to hear it,” said Steiner.
In the evening, two men and a woman were taken out of a nearby home in handcuffs on Ogden Ave. NW That house is just around the corner from Douglas St. NW.
Detectives will not say if the three are tied to the homicide.
Detectives also would not give any other details. They said they want to sort things out first before making any comments.
Check back for updates on this developing story.