YOUNGSTOWN (AP) — Police in northeast Ohio say a 17-year-old boy has been killed in a “pre-arranged” fight that attracted a large group of people.
Lt. Doug Bobovnyik of the Youngstown Police Department said Shawn Cortez was shot Sunday evening on a street in the south side of the city. Cortez died at a hospital from a gunshot wound to the chest.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator reports that witness accounts put the crowd of young men on the street at about 50, but Bobovnyik couldn’t confirm that. He said at least eight shots were fired from at least one gun.
Neighbors said the conflict involved two large groups of young males. They said words were exchanged, as were numerous rounds of gunfire.
Detectives were interviewing witnesses late Sunday. No arrests were reported.