COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A 12-year-old boy was injured after a shooting near the Eakin Elementary School parking lot Tuesday afternoon.
Medics on scene transported the child to Nationwide Children’s in stable condition after he was shot in the arm in the 3700 block of Eakin Road just before 3:30 p.m., dispatchers and Columbus police said.
A spokesperson for Columbus City Schools did not respond for comment on whether Eakin Elementary went on lockdown. A large fight broke out, police said, which is what led to the shooting.
Officers brought one person into custody Tuesday, but no charges had been filed in the case as of Wednesday morning, according to police.
The west Columbus school went under a brief lockdown two weeks ago when a bullet grazed an 11-year-old boy several blocks away at the nearby Wedgewood Village Apartments on Wedgewood Drive.
In February, Columbus City Council voted to expand its contract with software provider ShotSpotter into the 0.64 square miles that cover Wedgewood Village — which the city attorney has called a place of “serious concern.” The technology detects gunfire, its location, and its direction through triangulation, and was activated in the community earlier in May.
Anyone with any information was asked to contact Columbus police at (614) 645-4141.