COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus Police are investigating the 130th homicide of the year. Two people were shot at a home on East Barthman Avenue around 3:30 Monday afternoon. One man was found dead at the home. The other shooting victim ended up a block away at the Reeb Avenue Center.
Another person was hospitalized with a lower-body injury.
“At this point in time we’re trying to piece all this together, but it looks like it may have been some type of a robbery or something that may have happened at that address,” said Sgt. Stan Latta with the Columbus Division of Police.
The Reeb Avenue Center was locked down after the shooting. There were dozens of children inside at the time.
“I kind of panicked at first and dropped everything,” said worried mom Chanel McCall after getting a call at work that the building was being put on lockdown, and parents needed to come pick up their children.
McCall’s 9-year-old son Jeremy, at the center with the Boys and Girls Club, kept his cool.
“I’m very happy. I’m happy to be safe and I don’t have to go to the hospital,” he said.
In a tweet, Columbus Police said a suspect was quickly arrested and a gun recovered.
Residents said they’re fed up with the violence.