YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Police are trying to figure out how a woman was shot and killed on Southern Boulevard in Youngstown early Sunday morning wound up in the middle of the road.

Lt. Ramon Cox of the Detective Bureau said detectives are not sure if the woman, who was found just after 5 a.m. in the 3200 block of Southern Boulevard, was walking, thrown out of a car or riding a bicycle.

Officers who answered a gunshot sensor call found her body.

Police say the woman was in her 20s. She was found lying in the street and she appeared to have multiple gunshot wounds.

Just one weapon was used in the shooting, Cox said.

Cox said a witness told police she was on a bicycle and police did find a bicycle nearby.

About the same time, detectives were on the scene of a man who was shot in the leg in the 900 block of Kenneth Avenue on the East Side. It is not believed the shootings are related.

A man was also grazed by a bullet Saturday after his home was shot up in the 600 block of West Warren Avenue.

Police are hoping the nearby buildings’ cameras nearby were working so they can view the footage.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (330) 746-CLUE or (330) 742-8YPD.

After receiving a tip, Youngstown police are looking into more evidence on Avondale Avenue that could be linked to the fatal shooting on Southern Blvd. (Photo by Hanna Erdmann)

The woman’s death is the 23rd homicide of the year. Last year at this time Youngstown had 19 homicides and 28 overall.

This year, at least 102 people have been shot, two more than last year’s overall total of 98 people shot.
Last year at this time there were 63 people shot. At least 28 people have been shot in August