One dead in east Linden double shooting turned car crash

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Columbus Police say a double shooting caused an overnight crash and killed one man early Wednesday morning.

Around 5:30 a.m., a 911 caller reported a car crashing near Loretta Avenue and Bremen Street in Linden. Several other callers reported gunshots fired around the same time and same place.

When officers arrived, they found two victims inside a heavily damaged vehicle crashed into a utility pole. Both people were suffering from gunshot wounds. The woman driving was taken to Riverside Hospital and is expected to survive her injuries. The man riding in the passenger seat was pronounced dead at the scene.

In daylight, the investigation required detectives to shut down close to 10 blocks in Linden. They taped off the area around the crash scene, as well as an area nine blocks north where bullet casings were found.

Police are still working to identify the victims and find suspects involved in the shooting.

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