*Two people have been charged in the Sunday shooting at an Omega Psi Phi fraternity party in northeastern Ohio that left one dead and 11 injured.
Columbus Jones, 22, and Braylon Rogers, 19, were each charged with aggravated murder, 11 counts of felonious assault, and discharging a firearm into a habitation, according to the Associated Press.
The suspects are believed to have left the party following an altercation. They allegedly returned and opened fire, killing 25-year-old Jamail Johnson, an Youngstown State University student who was trying to keep two groups from arguing.
The injured were treated at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Six were university students, and one is a high school student, Shavai Owens, who remains at the hospital in critical condition.
The shooting happened at a home on Indiana Avenue just north of the university. Police, called at 3:39 a.m., said shots were fired “indiscriminately” from outside the house. Authorities found multiple shell casings from two semiautomatic handguns, one a .40-caliber and the other a .45-caliber, Hughes said.
According to witnesses, the two suspects had been ejected from the party but returned and started firing, Hughes said. Jamail Johnson, of Girard, Ohio, was shot once in the back of the head and several times in the lower body, Dr. Joseph Ohr, a forensic pathologist at the Mahoning County Coroner’s Office, told CNN.
Johnson’s friends described him Sunday as a nice person who didn’t get into trouble.
“He wasn’t the person that you had to be worried about when you went out,” said David Oliveira, who isn’t a Youngstown student but knew Johnson from his hometown. “He wasn’t the type of guy to get into conflicts.”
James Baker, who attended Youngstown last spring, said Johnson was a “real good dude” who was going to graduate this spring.
“He had goals. He had plans to open up a business,” Baker told CNN, adding Johnson was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
“I’m hurting for him right now,” Baker said. “I’m just surprised he had to be the one in the crossfire.”
Ohio Governor John Kasich issued a statement saying he was “shocked and saddened” by the shooting and has offered state resources to the university and law enforcement.
“I join all Ohioans in expressing my deepest sympathy to the victims, their families and to the entire university community,” Kasich said.