Youngstown man killed outside Elks Club in Lawrence County

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A Youngstown, Ohio, man was shot dead outside an Elks Club in New Castle early this morning.

New Castle police Chief Robert Salem said Marcus Edward Smith, 36, was found dead in the parking lot of the Elks Club on Moravia Street with several gunshot wounds about 1:50 a.m.

After hearing gunshots and arriving, officers found a crowd fleeing from the area, Chief Salem said.

He said "an altercation in the parking lot" led to the shooting and that police are still investigating what the altercation was about.

No arrests have been made, and police are still interviewing those who were there.

New Castle police ask anyone with information to call them at 724-656-3585.

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Peter Sullivan: psullivan@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1939.


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