Shooting injures 3 people in downtown Warren, other cars struck by gunfire
There was an outbreak of gun violence that shook the City of Warren Sunday night.
Police were investigating a shooting on Main Avenue Southwest and South Street Southwest around 8:30 p.m.
A 21 News crew on scene saw Trumbull County Sheriff's deputies, Howland and Warren police there.
Three people were injured in the shooting which happened only a few blocks from Courthouse Square. A police report lists 10 total victims with three being shot and others' vehicles being hit by gunfire.
Police say one of the three victims shot was a juvenile. According to the report, the juvenile victim is 17 years old and suffered "apparent broken bones, possible internal injury and other major injury."
Councilman Ron White said the shooting was not connected to the African American Achievers Association Festival that was taking place at Courthouse Square.
Warren Director of Public Safety and Services, Eddie Colbert tells 21 News in order to prevent future violent incidents like this one, we need to show folks the opportunities available to them.
"At the end of the day, it is individuals making decisions. And we have to be able to have things in place to show them there are better opportunities out there for them. Picking up a gun and making a lifelong decision on a five-minute interaction is not in anyone's best interest," Colbert said.
It's unclear if any arrests have been made.
The condition of the victims is unknown.