COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Two people are dead, and a third person was injured after an overnight shooting at a northeast Columbus bar Wednesday morning.
Columbus police responded to reports of a shooting at 2:19 a.m. at Cheers Too, a bar on Cleveland Avenue in the Northern Woods neighborhood. Upon arrival police confirmed a man and a woman were dead at the scene with gunshot wounds while another man was taken to Riverside Methodist Hospital in critical condition after being shot.
In an 8:30 a.m. update, police said the man taken to Riverside is expected to recover from his injuries.
A detective at the scene said that it is not yet known what led up to the shooting. Police said that the suspect is 37-year-old Jonathan Pigram who has been arrested and charged with two counts of murder and one count of felonious assault. Pigram’s arraignment has not been scheduled in Franklin County Municipal Court.
According to Franklin County municipal court records, Pigram has an extensive history of criminal charges dating back to 2006. Among those charges include having weapons under disability, robbery, theft, assault, domestic violence, and a January charges for aggravated menacing and discharging a weapon.
It is the second shooting in the last two months at this shopping area. In January, Rudy Tirado-Gonzalez, 51, was shot and killed at the Crazee Mule Pub and Grill, two business north of Cheers Too.
Anyone with information regarding this incident, is asked to call Columbus Police Homicide Unit at (614) 645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-TIPS (8477).