Police investigate South Side shooting

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown police continue to investigate Saturday’s shooting in broad daylight that sent one man to the hospital.

As of Monday morning, police believed the victim, Jaquez Brown, 21, of Youngstown, to still be in critical condition, and have not placed anyone in custody in regards to the incident.

Just after 5 p.m. Saturday, someone pulled up to a white SUV that was idling in the parking lot of a convenience store on South Avenue at Dewey Avenue and fired multiple rounds into the vehicle.

The large caliber ammunition hit Brown in the head and arm.

According to the police report, the suspect may have been in a black Chevrolet Impala and driven south down South Avenue.

A 911 caller told a dispatcher they saw a vehicle speeding away after the shooting, but no witnesses have come forward.

When police arrived on the scene, Brown was slumped over the steering wheel in the fetal position with the engine still running.

“It happened real close. It was face to face pretty much,” said police Lt. Douglas Bobovnyik. “It makes it a tough investigation, but because we were unable to speak with him doesn’t mean we have exhausted all leads.”

Investigators say there are no witnesses and Brown was hurt too badly to talk to them.

No information was available from St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

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