A man was hospitalized after a shooting that prompted the lockdown of four schools Thursday afternoon.
According to Columbus police, the shooting happened shortly before 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the 100 block of Charing Cross Street.
Police said Ken Dra Wade was inside his home when he heard something in his back yard. Investigators said Wade went outside and a confrontation ensued with a group of three men.
During the confrontation, Wade was shot in the leg, and the suspects fled the scene.
Wade was transported to Mount Carmel West Hospital in stable condition.
Wade later told investigators that the three men were trying to get inside his home through a rear window.
Police requested that Norton Middle, Darby Woods Elementary, Prairie Norton, and Westland High schools be placed on lockdown while police searched for suspects.
The lockdowns were lifted by 3:15 p.m., and school officials said that busses from those schools are running a little late as a result.
Anyone with information is asked to call Columbus police at 614-645-4545.
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