YOUNGSTOWN - Police Chief Rod Foley says three men wounded in a late night shooting Tuesday on the East Side are not cooperating with detectives.
Foley said the three are all familiar with police, yet it is not just the victims, but the witnesses who refuse to tell police anything, Foley said Wednesday.
Those wounded in the shooting at about 10:25 p.m. in the Maplewood Court neighborhood were DeAngelo Christian, 22, Marquell McLane, 25, and Edward McLane, no age available. They are being treated at St. Elizabeth Health Center and are expected to recover, Foley said.
Officers and detectives who spoke to the victims and witnesses received little information, which is something that is abnormal, he said.
''I'm always concerned about the lack of cooperation. No one sees anything,'' Foley said. ''I send detectives to talk to them and no one knows a single thing.''
Police reports state that officers were called to the area for a large group of people who were about to fight, and when they arrived, a crowd scattered throughout an apartment complex at Dogwood Lane and Maplewood Court.
Officers spotted a trail of blood and followed it to Christian inside a 1334 Victor St. apartment. He was bleeding from wounds to his back and leg, reports state.
Christian told police he was walking with two other men to watch a pair of girls fight, heard several gunshots, and ran to the apartment on Victor Street to get some help after he realized he was shot.
As police were interviewing Christian at the hospital, both McLanes were taken there by a relative. Marquell McLane said they were also going to watch some girls fight when he heard several gunshots and his brother dropped to the ground. He was shot twice.
Officers could not speak with Edward McLane because he was in surgery.