COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Columbus police are investigating what they said are two related shootings in east Columbus Tuesday night.
According to police, the first report was called in at approximately 6:58 p.m. at a Kroger grocery store on the block of 2000 East Main Street.
Police found a 23-year-old woman who told officers she was shot nearby at the intersection of East Livingston Avenue and Alum Creek Drive.
Shortly after, officers went to the 1700 block of Alum Creek Dr. and found a 49-year-old woman who was also shot in the same area as the 23-year-old.
Both were taken to area hospitals in stable condition and are recovering from their injuries.
A second shooting was reported later at a McDonald’s restaurant on the 1000 block of Alum Creek Drive less than a mile away.
Just after 8:30 p.m., CPD officers found a 51-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the leg. He was taken to Grant Medical Center in stable condition.
Police learned that the man was asking another driver for directions while they were both stopped at a red light. The other driver then fired gunshots at him before the victim drove away towards Alum Creek Dr. and Performance Way.
As the victim’s vehicle began malfunctioning and stopped, the suspect went towards him and shot him again.
Anyone with information on these shootings is asked to contact the Columbus Police Felony Assault Unit at 614-645-4141 or the Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.