YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - There have been 20 homicides so far this year in Youngstown and eight of them happened in less than a month.
A man was found dead in a car on Bon Air Avenue on October 14. Our news crew found the car crashed into a tree with bullet holes in the window.
Less than two weeks later, a man was shot and killed in a house on Imperial Street. Police said at the time that it may have been drug-related.
The house had been vacant but a man recently moved in. Neighbors said since then, there had been several shootings at the house.
The next day, a mother and son were found shot to death in their home on Summer Street.
"It's one of these cases that's a lifestyle choice," Police Chief Robin Lees said at the time. "It was clearly a drug house. The folks there were involved in the trade. When you're involved in the drug trade, this is one of the hazards of that business."
Last Saturday, a man was killed in a shooting on Parkview Avenue. Police said he was found in a house with multiple gunshot wounds.
Now three more were shot dead in a car, including an infant, at Gibson Street and E. Pasadena Avenue.
If you have any information on these crimes, you're asked to call Crimestoppers Youngstown at 330-746-CLUE (2583).