COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A man is dead after an argument led to a shooting on the west side of Columbus Saturday afternoon.
Columbus police said the shooting happened at approximately 3:38 p.m. on the 100 block of North Guilford Avenue in the Franklinton section of the city.
The man was pronounced dead at 3:48 p.m., according to police. Police have not released any other information on the victim’s identity.
Police said the early investigation into the shooting shows that it was the result of an argument.
Police said they have identified a person of interest in the shooting, but have not released that person’s name.
Residents said they heard approximately 15 gunshots.
“I was sitting on my porch and all of a sudden I heard, ‘Bang, bang, bang,'” North Guilford resident Alvis Gredy said.
Gredy said he’s heard so many gunshots in the neighborhood that he can distinguish gunshots from fireworks.
Gredy said he saw a man carrying a backpack leaving the area after he heard the gunshots.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact Columbus Police Det. Hughes at (614) 645-2177.