Police: Two wounded after argument, shooting in northeast Columbus

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Two men apparently got into an argument which landed both of them in the hospital with gunshot wounds.

Columbus Police responded to a call for a shooting at approximately 8:20 a.m. Friday in the 2800 block of East Tenth Avenue.

Upon arrival, police said they found Anthony Hill, 34, lying in a front yard suffering from several gunshot wounds.

Hill allegedly told officers he got into an argument and was shot, at which point he returned fire on his assailant, according to police.

About 15 minutes later, Fabien Mitchell, 34, checked himself into a local hospital with gunshot wounds to his right hand and torso, police said.

When questioned by police, Mitchell allegedly gave a statement that was inconsistent with the evidence police found.

Hill was in serious but stable condition. Mitchell was listed in stable condition.

After speaking to witnesses, police believe Mitchell shot Hill.

East Columbus Elementary School was placed on lockdown for a short time as a precaution.

Police continue to investigate.  

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