YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown police captain Jason Simon confirmed there were multiple shooting scenes over the weekend.
Around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, police found a man with gunshot wounds near the intersection of Earl Street and East Erie Avenue. Police say that a neighbor called 9-1-1 because of a car sitting with its headlights on around midnight Saturday morning. He tells First News he also saw three cars drive by, look inside the car and drive off. When police responded they found the man shot in the drivers seat. The man, whose identity has not been released, died later at the hospital.
Police also confirmed a man was shot in the leg on South Evanston Street on Youngstown’s West Side around 9 p.m. Saturday.
Simon confirmed there was a shooting at Vibez on Midlothian around 2 a.m. Sunday. They said one man was shot in the parking lot of the restaurant and event center and is in critical condition.
Youngstown police arrested 27-year-old Bobbi Oakes at the nightclub for misconduct at an emergency. Police are investigating multiple witnesses to the shooting.
The victim, a 27-year-old man, was taken to the hospital by someone other than paramedics before police could get on scene. Police have not released the name of the victim.
“It’s been a very busy weekend for the patrol division. You know, first and foremost because they have to field all of the calls before any detectives or crime scene units are called out. You know, very busy weekend, numerous calls of gunfire,” Captain Simon said.
Also around 2 a.m. Sunday, Daniel Peterson was also stabbed on Youngstown’s South Side after police said he tried to enter a South Avenue home. Police said he was arrested for aggravated burglary.
Police were also called to a suspicious death on the North Side near West Rayen Avenue on Sunday afternoon. Police have only said that the victim is a 41-year-old man.
Police are investigating these incidents as well as more reports of shots fired this weekend.
Youngstown Police Captain Jason Simon says there’s nothing indicating that any of these could be connected. However, it’s still early in their investigations and they’ll know more soon.