COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – One person is dead and a second injured following a shooting Wednesday night in the South Side section of Columbus.
Columbus police said the shooting took place on the 1900 block of Lockbourne Road at approximately 8:20 p.m. There, officers found 39-year-old Adrian Smith suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:26 p.m.
A second shooting was originally reported at 8:23 p.m. on the 1500 block of Linwood Avenue, near the corner of Sheldon Avenue when police received reports of a shooting victim. He was taken to Grant Medical Center and listed in serious condition.
It was later learned that the two shootings were at the same location, in a parking lot at a business on Lockbourne Rd. According to Columbus police, Smith was standing in the parking lot of a business when several occupants of an unknown vehicle drove past and began shooting at Smith.
The other victim, a 31-year-old man, was in the line of fire and shot while in his car at the business as a customer. The victim drove away from the scene and called for help and was found by medics on Linwood Ave., about six blocks away from the shooting.
Police do not have any suspect leads at this time, but ask that anyone with information should contact Detective Johnson at (614) 955-0020 or AJohnson@ColumbusPolice.org or to call Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-TIPS (8477).