Youngstown police recover 50 shell casings from two shooting scenes


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Reports indicate that police recovered 50 casings from two different shooting scenes early Thursday within 10 minutes of each other.

At approximately 1:15 a.m., police were called to a large amount of gunfire in the 2000 block of South Heights Avenue. A woman said she was sleeping when she heard 30 to 40 gunshots.

Reports say the woman told police she got down and waited for the gunfire to stop to watch her children. The woman told police her son had been shot in the past as well as a former home she lived in on East Lucius Avenue, according to reports.

Reports say the house had multiple bullet holes and police found 30 cartridge cases from a .223 caliber rifle, the type of ammunition commonly used in AR-15 semi-automatic rifles.

No one was hurt.

While police were processing this call, they received another report of a large number of gunshots around 1:20 a.m. in the 800 block of East Avondale Avenue. When officers arrived, reports said they had found 20 casings from an unknown caliber weapon on the street along with a drum magazine full of ammunition.

Police tried to knock on the door of the house damaged by gunfire, but no one responded, according to reports. The landlady then drove up, said she was on East Boston Avenue, heard the gunshots, and drove home.

Reports say the owner let police inside where they found a man who told officers he didn’t want to answer the door because he didn’t want to know what was going on inside. outside.

Again, no one was injured.

Reportedly, the homeowner told police she was unsure of the damage estimate, as her home had been hit by gunfire several times this year.

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