COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — One woman is in critical condition after a shooting overnight Wednesday at a South Linden gas station, according to Columbus police.
According to a CPD sergeant, a woman was shot in the parking lot around 2 a.m. at the Sunoco gas station in the 1900 block of Cleveland Avenue.
Police say the woman, 33, was about to leave the station with a friend, a 51-year-old man, when two people who were part of a larger group attempted to rob them at gunpoint. A struggle ensued, during which the woman was shot. The two suspects fled the station, and the others left in a black sedan.
The woman was taken to Grant Medical Center in critical condition and due to the severity of her injuries the homicide unit is investigating the incident. CPD identified five persons of interest in relation to this shooting and released surveillance images of all five.
Anyone with information is asked to call Columbus Police Homicide Unit at (614) 645-4730, Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-TIPS (8477) or email Detective Niederkohr at JNiederkohr@ColumubsPolice.org.