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1 injured, 2 in custody after shooting

Updated: Tuesday, July 29 2014, 01:23 PM EDT

WTOV9.com
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio – One man was flown to the hospital with a pair of gunshot wounds after a late Monday night shooting in Steubenville.
Two suspects, 18-year-old Ronin Simmons from Steubenville, and Tiron Noel from Williamsport, Pa., were arrested not long after shots rang out in the La Bell neighborhood along Oregon and Kendall Avenue. Police, who received multiple calls for shots fired about 10 minutes before midnight, found them hiding in an abandoned home.
"Officers responded to the area. (The) victim had been struck in the leg and foot," Steubenville Police Chief Bill McCafferty said.
The victim, 31-year-old Aaron Loveless, was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital to be treated. Just a short time later, a search led police to a garage in the 600 block of McDowell Avenue.
"Officers did a very good job,” McCafferty said. “They checked the house, located two subjects hiding in the house, and located three guns in the area."
The pair appeared in Steubenville Municipal Court Tuesday morning. Noel faces a felonious assault charge and a charge of weapons under disability. Simmons faces up to 8 years is charged with felonious assault.
Police say while quick police work led to their arrests, the investigation is isn't over yet.
"Detectives are working on it,” McCafferty said. “They're going to talk to the victim that was struck, and there's also another subject that was on the front porch with them. They'll talk to them and this will be an ongoing investigation."
Simmons and Noel will both be back in court on Aug., 6 for their preliminary hearings.
Simmons was given a bond of $250,000. However, because Noel is from out of town--and also has the added weapons under disability charge--he was handed down a steeper bond of $750,000.

1 injured, 2 in custody after shooting


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