Police Investigate Shooting

Steubenville police are trying to sort out why two men allegedly opened fire on a park full of people in the 1400 block of Maryland Avenue on Sunday evening.

An officer was in his cruiser not far from Piece of Pie Park when he heard gunshots around 8 p.m., police reported.

The officer then saw a man dressed all in black firing shots into the park from behind a house on Woodland Road.

The officer attempted to pursue the shooter but lost sight. Police found two handguns and clothing in a nearby Dumpster. Mylik T. Young, 20, of 606 Arden Ave. and Michael Snyder, 26, of 725 South St. were arrested each on a charge of felonious assault. Young turned himself in at the police station, police reported.

Two juveniles, ages 16 and 17, suffered gunshot wounds.

One was transported by medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital. The other was taken to Weirton Medical Center.

Police reported one of the juveniles was shot in the elbow and arm area. It is not known where the other juvenile was shot.

One of the handguns found in the Dumpster was reported stolen in July, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department reported.

Steubenville Police Chief William McCafferty said police have no idea what prompted the shooting or if it was just a random act.