Police investigating two shootings in east Columbus

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Two people have been hospitalized in separate shootings in east Columbus.

According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 6:17 a.m. Friday, officers were called to the area of E. Main and 22nd streets on the report of a shooting.  

When officers arrived on the scene, they found a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. That victim was taken to Grant Medical Center in critical condition.  

Later, at 6:35 a.m., another shooting was reported at a residence in the 800 block of Kenwick Road.

Officers state two suspects came into the home and demanded property. Shots were fired during the confrontation and a man living there was hit in the leg.

The victim, Rakim J. Willis, 31, was taken to Grant Medical Center in stable condition.

The suspects are described as:

  1. Black male, early to mid 40s, 5-foot, 7-inches tall, bald with a salt and pepper beard, medium complexion, wearing a gray shirt, red cap and armed with a silver handgun.
  2. Black male, unknown age, dark complexion, stocky build, wearing a black shirt and black mask.

Police continue to investigate both shootings.

Anyone with any information into either shooting is asked to call Columbus Police at 614-645-4665 or CrimeStoppers at 614-461-8477.

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