COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Police are investigating after a shooting and a crash occurred in the Polaris area.
Police say a 19-year-old was shot while in a car in the Polaris Towne Center Plaza around 7:30 p.m. on Monday. Following the incident, a crash occurred about a mile away at Polaris Parkway and South Old State Road where officers found the man with a gunshot wound.
The victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition and remains critical as of Tuesday afternoon.
According to police, the shooting was “possibly accidental” and a 17-year-old was arrested for felony assault and improper handling of a firearm.