COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — One person is dead Friday morning after a shooting on the north side.
Columbus police were called to Oak Grove Court a little after 10 a.m. A male between the ages of 18 and 20 was found suffering from a gunshot wound on the passenger side of a car. The victim was pronounced dead at 10:24 a.m. by Clinton Township Medics.
Police say the victim came to the neighborhood to buy a cellphone from someone he had connected with through a social media marketplace. It’s unclear if the victim was targeted or if there was an exchange of gunfire.
Police say a second person was shot and driven from the scene to St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville for treatment.
“The driver was here and we’re taking him Downtown, to speak with the driver of the vehicle now,” Columbus Police Sgt. Eric Pilya said. “There was a group of individuals that transported the other victim to St. Ann’s and we’re speaking to them now as well.”
A person who is 17 has been arrested in connection with this murder. Preliminary investigative results uncovered that this was a robbery attempt.