COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — One woman is dead following a shooting overnight Saturday in the Hilltop neighborhood on the west side of Columbus.
According to Columbus police, officers came to the 80 block of Belvidere Avenue just before 1:45 a.m. on the reports of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found Jamika Summerville, 25, suffering from a gunshot wound.
Summerville was taken to Grant Medical Center for treatment. She was pronounced dead at 2:16 a.m., police said. Suspect information is not known at this time.
According to Columbus City School District spokesperson Jacqueline Bryant, Summerville was employed at Highland Elementary School as a special education instructional assistant and worked in the district for nearly five years.
“She was a friend to staff, students, and the community and presented a positive impression in the classroom,” Bryant said. “She was also a proud graduate of Columbus City Schools.”
Bryant said that the district’s CARE Team and Wellness Team would be available to students and staff on Monday.
Anyone with information on this homicide can contact police at 614-645-4730 or the Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.