Two people dead after South Franklinton shooting

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Two people are dead and one person is in critical condition after a shooting in South Franklinton Saturday afternoon.

According to Columbus Police, the shooting happened on the 900 block of Eaton Avenue at approximately 2:45 p.m.

Columbus Police Lt. Dan Hargus said when officers arrived, they found one victim inside an apartment complex and two others outside the complex, all suffering from gunshot wounds. One of the victims found outside is one of the victims who died, police said.

Police identified one of the deceased as Kevin Williams, 24. The other person who died was only identified as a 19-year-old man.

Williams was pronounced dead at Grant Medical Center at 3:46 p.m., while the other victim was pronounced deceased at 5:44 p.m.

Police said the third victim — a 30-year-old man — is in critical condition at an area hospital.

One person of interest is currently in custody, Hargus said, adding that officers are talking with several witnesses, but have not been able to gather any more information.

Officers have found nearly two dozen shell casings at the scene, Hargus said.

This is the second shooting in the neighborhood in 24 hours. According to police, windows were shot out in the neighborhood Friday night. No one was injured.

These are the 48th and 49th homicides in Columbus for 2021.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Columbus Police at 614-645-4730.

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