COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — An 18-year-old man is recovering after a shooting in the Hilltop neighborhood near Hilltonia Park in west Columbus, according to Columbus Police.

CPD says officers went to the 920 block of West Forest Creek Drive at 5:30 a.m. and found the victim with a gunshot wound in his back.

He was transported to Grant Medical Center in stable condition and is expected to recover, per police.

Shortly after the shooting, police state a crash occurred nearby on Eakin Road. Details on if the crash is connected to the shooting are unknown at this time.

This was the 728th felony assault in Columbus in 2022.