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Youngstown Police release name of Wirt Street shooting victim

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -

Youngstown Police have released the name of the man shot and killed as he walked along a North Side street last week.

Detectives say 58-year-old James Edward Thomas was struck by a bullet as he and his cousin were walking along a sidewalk at Wirt Street near Crandall Avenue Thursday night.

21 News has learned that Thomas had stopped at the Belmont Drive-Thru according to an employee at the store and was a regular customer.

After leaving the store, a witness said that a shot rang out, and Thomas fell face down on the sidewalk and stopped breathing.

Sources say the bullet appears to have struck him from behind.

The victim has been identified, but his name has not been released publicly. He was taken to St. Elizabeth's Hospital. 

Investigators say have no reason to believe the victim was targeted.

Detectives are still trying to find out who fired the shot, and why.

If you have any information on the shooting or any suspects, call Detective Sergeant Anthony Vitullo at 330-742-8250. 

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