Arrest warrant issued for suspect in Steubenville shooting

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (WTRF) - UPDATE:

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Kylar Petteway. 

According to officials, Petteway is wanted in connection to the overnight shooting in Steubenville that left three females injured.

If you have any information that will lead to his arrest, please contact police.

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ORIGINAL:

Steubenville City Police are currently investigating an overnight shooting that left three females injured.

According to 7News partner the Herald-Star, officials were called at approximately 12:25 a.m. Friday for a report of shots fired on the 100 block of North Seventh Street.

When officials arrived on the scene, they discovered three females had been hit been bullets.

Police Chief William McCafferty told the Herald-Star that three females and a male were walking down the street when a van reportedly came from behind them. Multiple shots were then reportedly fired from the van.

Officials reportedly discovered 20 shell casings at the scene.

According to the Herald-Star, a 15-year-old female was shot in the hand and the shoulder. Nikita Pearson, 20, was reportedly shot in the ankle. A 17-year-old female was reportedly shot in the left thigh.

Officials say none of the injuries are life threatening.

The females reportedly ran from the scene after the shooting, but returned when police arrived.

According to the Herald-Star, City Police received an anonymous tip that the van that may have been involved in the shooting was found abandoned on Spring Avenue.

Officers discovered the van without keys and with the sliding door left open.

The van has been towed to be processed for evidence.

Stay with 7News for updates.


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