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City Police respond to two gun calls

April 15, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

STEUBENVILLE - City Police are investigating two incidents of shots fired, with one person hit, and another call in which a man allegedly brandished a gun.

Police were called around 2:11 a.m. Sunday to Oak Grove and Carnegie avenues about shots being fired. Police then were notified by Trinity Medical Center West about a person coming into the hospital claiming to have been hit with a bullet.

Officers went to the hospital and interviewed Tracy J. McGowan, 32, 1401 State St., who claimed he was at the intersection of Oak Grove and Carnegie streets in his vehicle when another vehicle pulled up alongside and numerous shots were fired from the other vehicle.

McGowan was later treated and released.

Police also were called around midnight Saturday about shots fired at Ohio Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.

A man told police he was driving a van through the intersection when he heard the rear window of the van break. The man told officers he saw a group of people standing nearby. Police reported it was determined a bullet had struck the window. Officers said the bullet first appeared to have hit a parked vehicle and then the van.

Police earlier on Sunday, around 4:25 p.m., were called about a man brandishing a gun in the 700 block of Kendall Avenue following an argument. Police said, based on the description of the person, they found Troy Albritton, 18, of 741 Kendall Ave., on his porch. A witness said Albritton had been behind the home a couple minutes earlier, police reported. Officers went to the rear of the house and found a loaded handgun under a mattress in a neighbor's yard. The gun was reported stolen out of Hundred, W.Va.

Albritton was charged with tampering with evidence and receiving stolen property.

 
 

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