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Youngstown police continue to search for fire truck shooter

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Youngstown Fire Chief John O'Neill examines truck struck by two bullets Monday night Youngstown Fire Chief John O'Neill examines truck struck by two bullets Monday night
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -

Youngstown police are still looking for the suspect responsible for firing twice into a moving fire truck.
In the meantime, Youngstown police will be escorting the fire department as they answer calls in the city. 

Police say they were first called by firefighters who were at the scene of a blaze on Elm Street Monday night because an unidentified man was arguing with them.  Once the police were called the man left.  Then as fire crews left the scene their truck turned down Halleck Street. They saw a man standing in a driveway who then fired twice at the truck.

"It may have been the gentleman from earlier or it was a random thing," said Police Detective Brad Blackburn. "We definitely believe the truck was targeted the way it was struck. We don't think somebody just had to be shooting a gun and the truck happened to drive by."

Police are trying to figure out who the man is and where they can find him.

Mayor John McNally says police crews will now be backing up fire crews on fire calls until they have someone in custody.  "Someone taking what doesn't appear to be random shots at a fire truck is certainly a very cowardly act.The police department has been working on this since last night and I'm sure they are not only using all of their resources but I imagine other agencies as well. I expect the police department will figure out who did this in fairly short order."

Youngstown police hope anyone who may have information on the suspect will call them. 

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