Two Injured in Youngstown Shooting

Youngstown police are investigating a Monday afternoon shooting between two groups feuding on the South Side that sent two men to the hospital.

The victims, Dewaylon Burton, 31, and Jakeem Johnson, 27, both of Youngstown, were dropped off at St. Elizabeth Health Center around 5 p.m. Monday. Johnson was shot in the stomach and was listed in critical condition Tuesday afternoon. Burton was listed in stable condition, according to police.

Burton told police he was at an East Avondale Avenue home trying to buy illegal prescription pills when a blue vehicle, likely the 2009 Chevrolet Impala police saw drop off a gunshot victim at the hospital, sped “recklessly” down the street and pulled into a driveway behind the man.

Burton told police he and Johnson “had issues in the past” and planned to fight, but neither fought that day.

Burton said about six men, all wearing white tee-shirts, were outside the home. After Johnson arrived, gunshots were fired. Burton said he never left his car and ducked for cover.

His car was shot several times and a bullet ripped through the car and struck him, reports said. The man said he saw out of his side mirror two men lying on the ground.

Johnson’s cousin was told Johnson was shot in the stomach, picked him up on Avondale Avenue and drove him to the hospital, reports said.

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