Gunfire rocks community

YOUNGSTOWN – Police hope to make arrests in a series of recent shootings on a North Side street.

The shootings on Saranac Avenue date back to at least Friday and possibly earlier. Foley said two groups of people have been shooting at each other, and in one of the reports a victim states the argument is over a woman.

”We have suspects,” police Chief Rod Foley said Monday. ”We hope the witnesses cooperate so we can get some information to give to the prosecutor.”

On Saturday, police were called to 104 Saranac Ave. about 9:15 p.m. for a report of a shooting and found 33-year-old Frank Hosey rolling in the grass in front of the home and another man standing over him telling him not to move.

Witnesses told police Hosey had been drinking all day in the home and fell and hit his head on a coffee table before shots were fired. He was ordered to leave the home but could not because of an electronic monitoring bracelet he wears, reports state.

Police performed a gunshot residue test on a suspect, reports state. Reports did not state if Hosey was taken to a hospital for treatment, but they did say he appeared to be very drunk.

On Friday, police were called to 62 Saranac Ave. about 2:05 p.m. for a report of shots being fired. There, they spoke to Ricky Carter, who said he was shot at several times by a man when he pulled his car out of his driveway.

Carter told police he had been having trouble with the man, so he drove around the block and then back toward his home where the man fired several shots at his car.

Police found three bullet holes in Carter’s car and two spent 9 mm shell casings, reports state.

Carter also told police he and the man have been feuding over a woman and that his house has been shot at several times.

Reports state there was another shooting at 44 Saranac Ave. earlier where three women on the porch had to run for safety, but that report was not available Monday.