COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Police have reopened a stretch of Interstate 70 near downtown Columbus on Monday after they investigated a reported shooting on the highway.
Dispatchers confirmed to NBC4 at 2:50 p.m. that police and medical crews were on the scene on reports of a shooting. They added at 3 p.m. that a bullet had grazed one victim, but they did not need transportation to a hospital for additional treatment.
Police said there were three people in the car at the time: a 25-year-old man, a 29-year-old woman, and a 3-year-old child. Police did not say which of the three was the one who was grazed by the bullet.
While westbound I-70 appeared unaffected by the shooting in Ohio Department of Transportation cameras, the agency said the following entrances and stretches of I-70 eastbound were closed:
- Ramp from West Mount Street to I-70 east
- Ramp from Pineridge Avenue to I-70 east
- I-70 east at I-670 east
- Ramp from I-71 north to I-70 east/I-71 north
- Ramp from State Route 315 to I-70 east/I-71 north
- Ramp from Sullivant Avenue to I-70 east
Columbus police did not share any information on a suspect. The closures were lifted shortly before 5 p.m.