Search Continues for Shooting Suspect

The manhunt for 21-year-old Carl Cason Jr. is continuing following a Tuesday afternoon shooting at the Hawk Gas Station on South Seventh Street.

Steubenville Police Detective John Lelless said Tuesday night an arrest warrant had been issued for Cason on two counts of felonious assault.

Lelless said police believe Cason fired a shot that struck a juvenile in the leg and fired another shot that missed a man at the gas station. According to Lelless, the shooting victim was first taken to Trinity Medical Center West and then transported to a Pittsburgh-area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

“Cason, who is also known as ‘C.J.,’ is considered armed and dangerous. We are actively seeking him. Anyone with information regarding Carl Cason is encouraged to contact the Steubenville Police Department at 740-282-5353,” Lelless said.

Lelless said the shooting occurred at 4:48 p.m. Tuesday and prompted city police officers to converge at the station’s parking lot.

The Tuesday incident was the second shooting in the city this week. Two people were shot early Monday morning on South Fifth Street.

Law enforcement officials reported Sean D. Loveless was taken to a Pittsburgh area hospital with a gunshot wound to the lower back following a shooting at about 12:30 a.m. Monday at the home of Linda Surface at 431 S. Fifth St. Surface was struck in the leg by gunfire and she and Loveless were sitting on her front porch. Both are recovering in a Pittsburgh hospital.