COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – A girl was shot early Thursday morning and is listed in stable condition after an alleged domestic situation in the city’s northeast side.
According to Columbus police a 16-year-old girl was shot in her right arm at around 2 a.m. in a home on the 2200 block of Hamilton Avenue in the South Linden neighborhood. Police did not give the age of the victim, but said she was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital and listed in stable condition.
While the victim did not provide any details on the shooting, witnesses told police that 18-year-old Deven Howard was responsible for the shooting, which reportedly took place inside of the Hamilton Avenue residence, where multiple children were present. He is charged with one count of felony assault and scheduled for arraignment on Friday.
Police believe the incident stems from a domestic situation but are asking that anyone with additional information to contact Detective Dana Houseberg of the Columbus Police Domestic Violence Unit at 614-645-7225 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477).