COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Two people were found injured, one critically, miles apart, but from the same shooting Wednesday afternoon on the east side of Columbus.
Columbus police said one victim was found near the 3900 block of Elaine Place North at approximately 5:11 p.m. The victim, an 18 year old man, had a gunshot wound to his upper body and was taken to Grant Medical Center in critical condition. He is now listed in stable condition.
A second shooting was reported at about the same time on Waverly Street, about two miles away from the location of the other shooting. The victim, a 29 year-old-man, also had a gunshot wound to his upper body. He too was taken to Grant and was listed in stable condition.
It was later learned that both victims were in the area of a shooting near East Main Street and South Waverly Street when multiple gunshots were fired, striking both victims, who then each fled the area.
This incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Columbus Police Felony Assault Unit at 614-645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (8477)