Police identify 12-year-old killed in shooting on Columbus’ west side

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus Police said one juvenile is dead following a shooting on the city’s west side Monday night.

UPDATE: Columbus police not certain shooting that killed 12-year-old was accidental

According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 6:52pm, Monday, officers were called to a home in the 500 block of South Warren Avenue on the report of a shooting.  

When officers arrived on scene, they found 12-year-old Demitri Lifte Gore suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  

Gore was pronounced dead at the scene.  

Witnesses told police Gore was shot due to the unsafe handling of a loaded gun. Police continue to investigate how the shooting occurred, who was involved and how the firearm was obtained.  

“At the present time, there is no evidence or indication that this incident is anything more than an unfortunate tragedy, however the investigation will continue as further evidence and interviews are expected to become available,” police released in a statement shortly after the shooting.  

Anyone with information on this shooting can call the CPD Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.  

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