East Liverpool shooting sends five to area hospitals

EAST LIVERPOOL (WKBN) — WKBN has obtained a police statement with more details about an early-morning shooting in East Liverpool Sunday.

According to the release, the shooting happened at 440 1st Ave. in East Liverpool. Three East Liverpool officers with last names of Hedrick, Faulkner and Flati arrived on the scene. Faulkner located a car full of people, who police believe to be involved in the shooting, at the intersection of Akron St. and Ohio Ave., about a half-mile away from where the shooting happened.

Three subjects received treatment at a local emergency room, and authorities flew one woman to a Pittsburgh hospital for a gun shot wound to the face and left arm.

An ambulance took one man to Pittsburgh for a gun shot wound to the left arm. East Liverpool City Hospital workers treated a woman for a gunshot wound to the rear of her left leg and another woman for lacerations from what police called an assault. One man refused treatment for a gunshot wound to the neck/chin area.

Police recovered multiple bullet casings and a firearm from the scene.

The shooting has left one neighborhood shaken — and people pushing the city to get something done

Neighbors on the street where the shooting happened say this isn’t the first time issues have come from the house. They also said they are going to do everything they can to make sure there isn’t another shooting on the block.

Early Sunday morning, one neighbor reported waking up to the sound of gunfire.

Neighbors living in the 400 block of First Avenue in East Liverpool heard gunshots.

“ I mean boom boom, boom, boom, just real quick,” said a neighbor.

For safety concerns, this neighbor didn’t want to go on camera.

“It scares me. Shootings like that shouldn’t be going on in cities like this,” said a concerned neighbor.

First News talked to the cousin of one of the people involved, who lives at the house. He asked not to go on camera but said that the shooting happened after a man and woman inside of the house got into an argument.

Neighbors said they’ve called police about the people living at the house recently — and nothing has been done. They’ve even started a neighborhood watch group on the street to keep their families safe.

“It just goes on and on and on,” said Lori Pittenger.

We called East Liverpool Police several times Sunday. They didn’t provide us with much information outside of what they had posted on the department’s Facebook page.

But neighbors say they will do whatever it takes.

“We pester the hell out of them and that’s why we started the neighborhood crime watch,” said Lori Pittenger.

“I mean it’s scary, it is.”

The names or the current conditions of those injured in the shootings has not been released yet. First News will keep you updated with new information as it is released.

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