Woman now stable, shot in back in Youngstown

Detectives say the victim was getting into someone's car to go to the hospital when police arrived

A woman was shot in the back on Lansdowne Boulevard in Youngstown, Ohio.


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown Police are still looking for a suspect in an overnight shooting that left one woman in the hospital.

Detectives say 26-year-old Shanell Tomlin was standing outside a house on Lansdowne Boulevard around 2 a.m. Friday when someone inside the home apparently started shooting.

Tomlin was hit in the back by one of the rounds and was about to get into a car to be taken to the hospital when police arrived.

According to Youngstown Police Captain Brad Blackburn, she is now in stable condition and is expected to recover.

Bullet casings were found inside the house, where the shooter shot at the victim, who was outside of the house, Blackburn said.

He also said the victim had gone to the house initially to get someone she knew.

There are still no suspects at this time.

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