Gas line ruptures, teens injured following drive-by shooting

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police say a drive-by shooting has sent two teenagers to the hospital and left a Columbia Gas line ruptured in East Linden.

Police were called to Genessee and Cleveland Ave. just after 5 a.m. Saturday when they found the two victims — 13- and 15-year old boys — plus two other juveniles in the vehicle that hit the natural gas line.

Columbia Gas crews were able to contain the resulting leak, and no one was evacuated or injured.

Both teens were transported to local hospitals in stable condition.

A witness told police that he saw the vehicle being chased by a white SUV before crashing. The witness said it appeared as though the occupants from the SUV shot at the victims’ vehicle several times before taking off.

One of the victims told police he recognized the occupants of the white SUV.

Columbus Police and Columbus Fire are investigating.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Columbus Police at 614-645-4141.

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