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1 dead, 11 hurt in fraternity house shooting near Youngstown State

YOUNGSTOWN — Police have arrested two Youngstown men who they believe opened fire at an off-campus fraternity house at Youngstown State University, killing one man and injuring 11 others early Sunday.

One of the victims, fraternity member Jamail Jackson, 25, who lived at the house, had escorted one of the two suspects out of the after-hours party at the house a short time before the gunfire.

He was fatally wounded, police said.

Shavai Owens, 17, of Youngstown was shot in the head and remained in critical condition at St. Elizabeth Health Center, police said.

All the victims were from Youngstown except one, who was from Girard, police said.

Police Chief Jimmy Hughes said the department was not ready to release the names of the two suspects — both in their early 20s — until after more interviews are conducted with witnesses.

"These guys were in the location for a little while before the shooting occurred," Chief Hughes said. "Something happened that they became unhappy. They had some type of altercation."

The chief said neither man had an extensive criminal record.

Each has been charged with aggravated murder, shooting into a habitation, and 11 counts of felonious assault.

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