Two juveniles shot; Mansfield Police investigate pair of shootings

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MANSFIELD, OH – Mansfield police are investigating a pair of Saturday evening shootings that left 2 young people injured, but they aren’t sure yet if the shootings are related.

The first call came in shortly before 6 p.m. from the area of West 6th Street and Bowman Street. Officers found two male juveniles lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds to their lower bodies. The two had been walking in the area when someone in a moving vehicle fired shots at them. They were taken to the hospital with very serious, but what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

Just two hours later, officers were called to West 6th Street, where they found a vehicle with numerous bullet holes in it parked outside a home. The house also had numerous bullet holes across its front. Officers didn’t find anyone inside the home, but the owner of the vehicle showed up later. That person could not give a reason as to why there were bullet holes in the house and vehicle. Seventeen spent shell casings were recovered from the sidewalk outside of the home.

Both investigations are ongoing and at this time, police don’t know if they are related. Anyone with information about either of these incidents is asked to contact Major Crimes Detective David Scheurer at 419-755-9748 or Detective Frank Parrella at 419-755-9470.

West 6th Street and Bowman