Two charged over 'frat' shootings


The scene of an early morning shooting at a house just north of the Youngstown State University campus in Ohio (AP)

Two men have been charged over a shooting at an Ohio fraternity house that killed one student and injured 11 people at a party.

Mahoning County coroner’s office identified the dead student as 25-year-old Jamail Johnson and said he was shot in the head and legs.

Youngstown police chief Jimmy Hughes said each man was charged with aggravated murder, shooting into a house and 11 counts of felonious assault at the fraternity house near the Youngstown State University campus.

He did not name the suspects but said they were in their early 20s and from the Youngstown area.

Chief Hughes said earlier that the suspected gunmen were involved in a dispute at a party, left, then returned and began firing outside the crowded house on Saturday.

The 11 people who were hurt were aged 17 to 31. Eight have been released from hospital.

YSU President Cynthia Anderson met students and their families at the hospital and called the shootings “a sad day for the YSU family”.

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