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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Despite being assaulted and robbed at gunpoint, YSU student Cory Davis feels lucky. Lucky he was only robbed and not shot on the city's north side.

"It was actually my birthday yesterday. We were just out, hanging outside for a breathe of fresh air, and out of nowhere they just come up the parking lot ... Before I knew it, he came up, cocked his gun and cracked my face with it, and said 'do you think this is a game?," says Davis.

The 22-year-old YSU senior says he was standing out in this parking lot with some friends just before 4 a.m. Sunday morning at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Crandall.

That's when a group of teenagers dressed in all black with hoodies on their heads surrounded them, beating one of the young men mercilessly, stealing 400 dollars and breaking his jaw in five places.

"They dragged him out behind the car and I guess they just started whaling on him. And they got his wallet, all his money, all his cards, everything. And he has a fractured jaw now," says Davis.

The crimes happened about a half-a-mile away from the YSU campus and YSU police sent out an alert to warn students to take precautions ... even though the crime occurred in the city.

"I honestly have never felt unsafe on campus. In fact, I read somewhere it's one of the safest campuses in the world."

Youngstown Police Detectives are investigating.

It was just several weeks ago when seven robberies and a burglary occurred near campus.

Youngstown Police arrested two teenagers they suspect were linked to those crimes.

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