Columbus Police: Officer fired weapon responding to South Linden shots fired call

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A Columbus Police officer fired his weapon while responding to a shots fired call in South Linden Tuesday afternoon.

According to police, the incident occurred on the 1200 block of East 21st Avenue in South Linden.

Police were originally on an unrelated call in the area when they heard the shots fired in the area of East 21st Avenue and Cleveland Avenue at approximately 2:45 p.m.

When officers arrived on the scene, they said they saw a woman firing shots, at which point, one officer fired back. Police said there were two suspects involved, the woman and a man, and that both fired shots at one point.

Columbus Police said there are no injuries reported, but have alerted area hospitals to be on the lookout for patients with gunshot wounds.

Police at the scene said there was a large group having some type of conflict. Police have several people detained at the scene.

A representative with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office said the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) is responding to the scene.

“BCI will continue to be the lead investigator on this,” said Columbus Police Sgt. James Fuqua. “All of the officers you see on scene here are either a responding officer when the altercation or have detained a witness or a possible person of interest.”

No further information is available at this time.

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