COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Two teenagers are hospitalized, one critically, after a shooting in north Columbus Tuesday night.
The shooting happened at approximately 9:47 p.m. on the 900 block of East 20th Avenue, Columbus police said, in what began as a shootout between two groups of people in the middle of the street.
One victim was taken to Grant Medical Center in critical condition, while the second was taken to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in stable condition. Both are 17-years-old, according to CPD.
Police said the weapons used were a pistol and an automatic rifle. No information on a suspect or motive is available currently, though police say homicide detectives are working on the case due to the severity of one of the victim’s injuries.
This is the second double shooting in the city in less than 12 hours. Police responded to the Wedgewood Village Apartments at approximately 1:35 p.m. Tuesday, where a man and a woman were found shot. Both are expected to recover from their injuries.
Police are asking that 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)