Police were dispatched to the area of Goodale St. and Neil Ave. around noon on a report of the shooting. Police say the shooting happened on the freeway. Video from the scene shows the victims’ vehicle on Goodale St. just east of Neil Avenue.
Police say the first shots may have been fired in the area of I-670 West and I-270 near Gahanna. Police spent Friday afternoon walking the highway to determine where shots were fired.
“We’ve gotten to the point where we…. people shouldn’t feel comfortable to have open gun battles on a major freeway during the day,” said Columbus Division of Police Commander Smith Weir. He was almost at a loss of words to describe the attack.
Investigators say the incident started as an argument in the Easton area. Weir says they may have been looking for a hospital when they stopped on Goodale St. and flagged down a police officer.
According to police, four people were injured, including two children under the age of 10. One person was taken to Grant Medical Center and another to Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center. The children were taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Police say the children are ages 2 and 10.
Police say multiple children were in the vehicle at the time of the shooting. A therapy dog was provided to comfort the child who was not injured.
Police say they are looking for a silver Cadillac.
Police say they are eager to make an arrest in the case.
“We’ve got the full court press on this. all of our investigators are helping out with it. We’ve got multiple units across the city looking for the crime scene. So it will be the priority for the division of police going forward,” said Weir.