REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (WCMH) — Police are investigating a fatal shooting near a group of businesses in Reynoldsburg.
Police were called about 7:55 a.m. Tuesday to Brice Road and Merchants Drive on a report of an unconscious person on a sidewalk. When they arrived, they discovered the body of a male who had died of an apparent gunshot wound.
Police identified the victim as Derrick L. Thompson, an 18-year-old.
A witness told NBC4 that when she called police, Thompson was still alive.
“I was sad because I couldn’t save nobody’s life, just watching somebody die. I’d never seen that before,” the witness said.
And residents who live in the area, say they’re just as upset to see this young man’s life lost.
“We have to look at it like that’s my child. That’s how I see it. What do I have to do to prevent my child from being behind that green tape? And until we all have that single, singular thought together, this is going to continue to happen,” said a Reynoldsburg resident.
Reynoldsburg police contacted the state Bureau of Criminal Investigation to assist, and they processed the scene and were working to review security camera footage from nearby businesses.
There are no suspects at this time. Police ask anyone with information to call 614-866-6622.