Youngstown police investigating after 2 teens hurt by gunfire

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One of the victims was arrested on a warrant for felonious assault

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Police are investigating after two teens were hurt Monday evening on Youngstown’s north side.

Police found the teens after being called about 8 p.m. to St. Elizabeth Health Center for a report of two shooting victims.

Chief of Detectives Captain Rod Foley said the teens were not very cooperative, but investigators believe they were shot outside of a home in the 700 block of Harlem Ave.

One of the victims, Eddie Bryant, 18, was booked into the Mahoning County Jail after police found out he had a warrant for felonious assault.

Bryant was wanted for a Dec. 13 attack on a woman. He is expected to be arraigned Wednesday in municipal court.

The shootings are the first in the city since a man was hurt Jan. 3 in the 2000 block of Humboldt Ave.

Shortly before police were called to St. Elizabeth Health Center after Bryant and the other were taken there, they were called to the same street for gunfire. A man there told officers he heard about 25 shots and a bullet hit a pillar on his front porch, reports said.

Police were called back to the north side about 12:15 a.m. Tuesday in the 700 block of Broadway Ave. A woman there said her grandson’s house was shot up a few hours earlier, but it is not clear if that is the same shooting where the two teens were hurt.

In the street, police found nine .40-caliber shell casings, six .45-caliber shell casings and 14 casings from a .223-caliber semiautomatic rifle. No one was hurt.

Six people have been shot in the city so far in 2021, including two who died.

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