One man killed in Wellsville shooting

WELLSVILLE – One man is dead following a shooting Tuesday evening, with his alleged assailant still at large at this report.

Police Lieutenant Ed Wilson confirmed that Taru Smith, 36, of Lorain, died after being shot several times by an unknown person.

Preliminary reports indicate Smith was in an SUV on Clover Alley when someone in another vehicle opened fire, with between four and five shots fired.

The alleged shooter was driving a late model white Mazda and fled the scene.

Smith drove onto 12th Street, across Main Street to the front of the police department, where his vehicle drifted into another vehicle.

He was taken by ambulance to East Liverpool City Hospital where Wilson said he expired.

More details will be reported in Wednesday’s Review.