Youngstown Police Chief and Mayor ask for calm following shootings
Youngtown Police Chief Carl Davis and Mayor Jamael Tito Brown asked for calm following two homicides in the city in less than 24 hours.
Chief Davis also announcing a major increase in law enforcement presence in the city aimed at reducing gun violence this weekend.
Both asked the public for any credible information they may have related to these shootings and that those involved not resort to retaliation.
“I ask that you let the men and women of law enforcement do their job. Let’s not have street justice," said Mayor Brown
The extra detail announced is seeking gun and weapon offenders.
Certain neighborhoods will be saturated where the violence has been more prominent.
Davis said the patrols will be active for the foreseeable future.
Cheif Davis would not confirm if the two shootings were related at this time.
Davis said the patrols will be out for the foreseeable future.
Yesterday's gunfire broke out around 4:30 near Market Street and East Lucius Avenue.
Police say a 19-year-old was shot through the window of an SUV, in an apparent drive-by shooting.
He later died at a hospital.
Before that on Thursday night, a shooting happened on South Avenue.
One man was found dead in a parking lot and another was hurt.