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UPDATED: Suspects identified in off campus shooting that injured one

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Police have arrested two suspects in connection with a shooting that occurred this morning just north of the Youngstown State University campus.

Sylean Wilson, 19, was arrested and charged with felonious assault and obstruction of justice and Rashaad Lewis, 19, was arrested and charged with obstruction of justice.

Police say that around 3 a.m., Wilson was observed shooting at a black vehicle on the 800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. Police engaged in pursuit of Wilson, who fled into an apartment building at 801 Pennsylvania Avenue.

During the pursuit, police say that Lewis tried to prevent police from reaching Wilson. Lewis was subdued and both suspects were arrested at the apartment complex.

One person was hospitalized after the incident.

YSU police say the victim, 23-year-old Brittany Johnson, was a YSU student. She had been in the car during the shooting, along with two others.

She was the only person with reported injuries though. The victim was transported to St. Elizabeth Health Center where she is reported in stable condition.

This is the first shooting-related incident to occur since February of 2011 where one person, Jamail Johnson, was killed and 11 others injured during a fraternity party.

That shooting happened on Indiana Avenue, just blocks away from the reported incident this morning.

After hearing word of the shooting, YSU spokesperson Ron Cole said he immediately thought about the Indiana Avenue shooting that occurred two years ago.

"Whenever you hear about a shooting in February, you can't help but be reminded of that tragedy," Cole said.

A YSU alert was sent to students via email informing them of the incident. Cole said that because the campus was secure and arrests had been made, a YSU text alert was not issued.

Stay with 21 News and wfmj.com for more on this developing story.

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