Ohio fraternity shootings

by Maddy Hughes
Two men from Youngstown, Ohio have been charged with aggravated murder, shooting into a house, and 11 counts of felonious assault after they killed a Youngstown University student and critically injured seven others Sunday, officials reported. Coverage of the event in The Los Angeles Times and USA Today is nearly identical.

The two men had left the party and returned with weapons when the Youngstown student tried to break up a fight between two groups.

Youngstown police Chief Jimmy Hughes was quoted explaining that the two men had been around the area for awhile and must have had some "altercation" that brought on the shootings. Both men are in their early 20s.

Jamail E. Johnson, the 25-year-old student left dead, was shot in his head, hips, and legs. He was described as an "excellent young man" by a legal officer for Omega Psi Phi fraternity. Johnson had recently returned from a trip to North Carolina that focused on manhood and scholarship.

Six of the people injured were students at Youngstown University. Eight were treated at St. Elizabeth Health Center and released by the afternoon, the information about the three left in the hospital kept confidential.

YSU president Cynthia Anderson said she was told by the police that there was no threat to the urban campus in Northeast Ohio.

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