COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A shooting at a Columbus apartment has left two people dead.
Officers first received a call at 9:24 a.m. about shots fired in the 6000 block of Lake Club Court, according to the Columbus Division of Police. They entered an apartment there and found a man and a woman had both been shot.
Columbus Division of Fire medics pronounced both people dead at 9:32 a.m. CPD said an initial investigation showed one of the gunshot wounds was self-inflicted, but did not confirm if it was the man or woman’s.
Police said the two were apparently a couple living together in the apartment. Some neighbors said they noticed some issues, but never expected this.
“It’s heartbreaking that that happened,” said a neighbor who asked to remain anonymous. “I wasn’t expecting it. My neighbors weren’t expecting it. But it really saddens me that something like that actually happened.”
He and other neighbors who live on Lake Club Court woke up to homicide detectives banging on their doors. He later found out that the man and woman who lived in the apartment near him were found dead inside.
Police said the man’s ex-wife or girlfriend and her child were the ones to find him and the woman inside, both with gunshot wounds. The neighbor added this unfortunately was not the first time he had noticed problems between the couple.
“I would always notice bickering and arguing. You could hear it. And they were like, night and day,” the neighbor said. “I want to say that I was expecting it to get this far, but no. To me, it’s still a bit shocking. It’s a bit heartbreaking that it ended the way that it ended.”
According to crime investigation data, this was Columbus’ 19th domestic violence-related homicide in 2023. Police said Thursday evening that they were working to notify family members before they release the names and ages of the two people killed.