YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) — Police are investigating after two men were found dumped on a road on Youngstown’s far east side.
Chief of Detectives Capt. Brad Blackburn said officers received a call about 2 p.m. that there was a body in the road.
When police arrived, they found a man lying in the middle of Nelson Avenue near Coitsville Hubbard Road. After checking the area, they found another body in the woods about 10 feet from the road.
Nelson Avenue is in a very remote area of the east side, the Sharon Line neighborhood, which is largely rural. There are not a lot of homes in the area.
The deaths are being investigated as homicides, which now gives Youngstown 11 homicides. Last year, the city had 20 homicides.
Both victims are white men in their 20s or 30s, Blackburn said. Both men had been shot.
This is the fourth day in a row there has been a shooting in the city.
On Monday afternoon, a man was wounded in the knee at Hillman Street and St. Louis Avenue, and 20 minutes later, a house on South Bruce Street was shot up. Police collected 34 shell casings from two different weapons at that scene, but no one was hurt.
Late Tuesday evening, a man was shot in the neck in a driveway in the 400 block of West Ravenwood Avenue. He remains in critical condition at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Wednesday morning, a home in the 200 block of East Boston Avenue was damaged by gunfire and a man who was spotted in a car thought to be involved in the shooting was arrested on drug and obstruction charges after running from police. There were no injuries then, either.