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Deadly shooting overnight in Hilltop area

Columbus, OH (WCMH) - Columbus Police are investigating after a fatal shooting overnight in the Hilltop area.

According to the Columbus Division of Police, on Thursday, June 28 at approximately 11:28pm, officers responded to the 300 block of S. Oakley Avenue on the report of a shooting.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found Ernesto S. Merida Argueta, 37, suffering from gunshot wounds.

Argueta was transported to Mount Carmel West hospital by Columbus Fire medics in critical condition, where he was later pronounced dead.

Police say there is no known suspect at this time.

This is the 57th homicide in Columbus this year.

Anyone with any additional information about this crime is encouraged to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Crime Stoppers at 614-645-8477.


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