COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus police say a shooting victim was a participant in a gun battle when he was shot and killed Friday night.

It happened in Franklinton, on the 900 block of Sullivant Ave, around 11:30 p.m.

Officers arrived to find 21-year old Cameron Barrett lying in an alley with gunshot wounds.

Medics transported Barrett to Grant Medical Center in critical condition where he was pronounced dead just before midnight.

Police say it appears that the victim and suspect were “engaged in a gun battle” when Barrett was struck.

This is the 163rd homicide of the year.

Anyone with information on a suspect is asked to call Columbus Police at 614-645-4730.