COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — One person was hospitalized after an early morning shooting in the Linden area that police believe involved three male suspects.  

CPD state that the 22-year-old victim was assaulted by three suspects around 3:30am at the 1600 block of Oak Street before being forced to drive to a wooded area in the 2200 block of Aberdeen Avenue.

The suspects then shot the victim three times at the wooded area, according to police.  

Officers arrived on scene and found the man, who was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

An update by Columbus Police said the victim is expected to recover.

Police continue to investigate.