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One killed in Warren shooting

2 others injured outside Warren Heights Apartments

WARREN — A 19-year-old woman is dead and two men are injured after a shooting early Friday in the parking lot of 473 Maryland St. NW, according to police.

A caller around 2 a.m. told police someone was shooting outside a building in the Warren Heights Apartments, a call record shows. The record shows 15 to 20 shots were fired and someone was repeating, “Why did you shoot?”

A caller to Trumbull County 911 dispatchers said several people, five or six men, got into a dark-colored Nissan and left the scene after the shooting, heading eastbound on Douglas toward North Park Avenue.

A woman who lives in the Warren Heights complex identified herself as being pregnant and told dispatchers the shots came from just outside her window from a crowd of people that had gathered outside her building. She said a black vehicle was shot up.

Another woman called 911 and stated her son was one of those shot and asked for ambulances to rush to the scene. One of the men who was shot ran into a building across from 2164 Peace Ave., taking “some sort of rifle or machine gun with him,” the police report states.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office assisted Warren police at the scene.

Police have not released the identity of the woman who was killed. The 911 report showed one of the wounded was taken to St. Joseph Warren Hospital, while the other two victims were transported to Trumbull Regional Medical Center.

Councilman Andrew Herman, D-2nd Ward, where the shooting occurred, said he has talked to some neighborhood residents, contacted the management of Warren Heights Apartments and is expected to be in contact with the city’s police department.

“This is tragic,” Herman said. “I’ve talked to the management of Warren Heights, who described the area as relatively quiet in the last several months.”

Herman said officials cannot wait for something like this to happen once again, before moving forward with prevention methods.

“I’m hoping to arrange some kind of community meeting with residents and others to find ways to reduce the chance of this happening again,” he said.

Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to call the Warren Police Criminal Investigations Division.

Trumbull County Coroner Dr. Lawrence D’Amico said an autopsy of the dead woman will be conducted at the beginning of next week. He said an identity will be released when he makes a ruling on the death.

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