Ohio college student killed, 11 wounded, university says
February 6th, 2011
12:24 PM ET

Ohio college student killed, 11 wounded, university says

A student at Ohio's Youngstown State University was killed and 11 others, including six students, were wounded in an off-campus shooting Sunday morning, university officials said.

No further details were immediately available about the shooting in the northeast Ohio city, and the condition of the wounded was not known. University spokesman Ron Cole said there was no threat to the campus, but campus police have stepped up their presence "as a precaution."

Stay with CNN.com. This story is developing.

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  1. Lisa Niebels

    It just keeps happening more of our youth dead and injured,some in ways we can not see with our eyes. So very sad for all.

    February 6, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • pamela

      Heads up CNN! You have wrong day and date in article. ???????

      March 5, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Hans

    When do we finally control weapons in privat hands.
    Reinstate the assault weapons ban!

    February 6, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zack

      To quote the great philosopher Archie Bunker "Would it make you feel better little girl if they were throwing them out of windows?"

      February 6, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      LOL... classic

      February 6, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Instead of supporting the government taking away more rights from everybody, including innocent gun owners. Where was any kind of security with a firearm? Maybe we should've learned after Virginal Tech that nut cases choose school to shoot up? To quote Chris Rock why don't we make bullets worth a million dollars each?

      February 6, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • jp

      People are so ignorant about this law. The so called 'assault weapons ban' did not in fact ban assault weapons OR high capacity magazines. All it did was ban the IMPORT TO the US and MANUFACTURE OF in the US certain assault weapons and high capacity magazines. EVERY ONE THAT WAS MANUFACTURED AND IMPORTED PRIOR TO THE BAN TAKING EFFECT WAS STILL LEGAL TO OWN AND BUY/SELL. Nobody took them away then and couldn't take them away now if you reinstated the law. It changed nothing really since you could on any given day while the ban was in effect find an assault weapon or high capacity magazine for sale legally in any gun store.

      February 7, 2011 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Steven Riordan

      And let's not forget the people that would be included in such a ban. Criminals will get thier guns no matter what, a ban would just make it impossible to defend ourselves. I'm very sorry for the people who lost loved ones over this, but pointing blame at a criminal with a gun does not fit into the same category as someone defending themselves with a gun. Apples and oranges.

      February 28, 2011 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Canada

      LOL @ "To quote the great philosopher Archie Bunker "Would it make you feel better little girl if they were throwing them out of windows?""


      Having everyday citizens armed with hand guns does NOT make everyone safer. People aren't smart enough for that. All it means is that more people get more seriously injured for less important reasons- all because they can pick up a gun at every corner.
      Take a page out of Canadas book America, lets leave the gun-handling to police and military.

      March 3, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. tony clark

    Hae gun will travel a tool that is being used as terrristic equal to strapping a bomb to one of our youth

    February 6, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. anonymous

    An article from a local newspaper about the incident. All rights to the Vindicator.

    Police are investigating an early-morning shooting near the Youngstown State University campus that has left one man dead and several others wounded.

    Jamail E.Johnson, 25, was killed early Sunday morning at a party at his Indiana Avenue home. According to YSU officials, he was a student at the university.

    Another person shot at the same time is listed in critical condition.

    Capt. Rod Foley, Youngstown police, said an unknown number of people attended an after hours party at 55 Indiana Ave. that lasted into the early-morning hours Sunday. He said an altercation between those at the party erupted leading to gunfire.

    Foley said 12 people were shot during the exchange of gunfire. Ten of those wounded in the shooting are expected to fully recover. According to a campus alert issued this morning, six of the wounded were students and were treated at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

    YSU spokesman Ron Cole said many of the students shot were members of a sanctioned YSU fraternity who lived in a private, off-campus house.

    No arrests have been made, but Foley said police are speaking to witnesses and gathering information on what took place at the party before and during the shooting.

    According to the university alert, "[YSU] Police Chief John Gocala reports that there is no threat to campus. As a precaution, YSU police has increased its presence on campus."

    The statement also said YSU President Cynthia Anderson met at the hospital today with injured students and their families. Counselors and clergy will be made available on campus.

    “I want to express my deepest sympathies to the family of the student who died in this tragic act of violence, and to ask everyone to keep him and the other students in their thoughts and prayers,” Anderson said in the alert to the campus community. “It is a sad day for the YSU family.”

    In a statement subsequently released by YSU, Mayor Jay Williams said "The Youngstown Police Department is actively pursuing leads in this case. I am fully confident that they will identify, apprehend and bring to justice the individuals who are responsible."

    February 6, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy

    How very sad...I will be following this story. I am interested in just what this persons reasoning was.

    February 6, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • bruce Heinemann

      like most of these types of killings, there is no reason.. just a readily available gun to use in a moment of high emotion...

      March 3, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy

    Anonymous' post is very revealing...gunfire at a frat party is a VERY different thing than an attack on campus. This sheds new light, for sure!

    February 6, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. civilitasnovus


    February 6, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. winnie

    Why why?something must be done this kind of behavier must end.

    February 6, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. know your rights

    It is a true shame what happened here in Youngstown. Lived here my whole life. Hans I wish I could smack you for saying "private hands"! How about you say "criminals hands" ya Jackwagon. RIP JJ

    February 6, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Chuck

    I find it curious that no news outlets are willing to print the name of the fraternity house involved in their stories. Interesting.

    February 6, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. zap

    Why do we even give them freedom and rights? they are bad people

    February 6, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  12. bambam

    It seems to me the guy had a reason for the shooting they was drinking and having a good time and the rest of the guys probaly jumped him and he came back with the gun

    February 6, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  13. asia parker

    Man..I was there...and I never thought I would think that was about to lose my life...RIP my friend....thank u god....protect us

    February 6, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  14. tim

    Which Fraternity was involved?

    February 6, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Europe

    Haha America =)
    You have a sick society.

    February 6, 2011 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • palehoze

      haha Europe. you have socialism. losers.

      February 6, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
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