Columbus police investigating first fatal shooting of the year

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A shooting on the west side of Columbus has turned into the first homicide of the year, according to police. 

At about 6:22am, Tuesday, Columbus police officers were called to the 5500 block of Leigh Run Court on the report of a shooting.

When officers arrived on scene they found a male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the suspect in the shooting is a male, but no other information was released.

According to police, this is the first homicide in Columbus in 2019. 

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