Shooting at Hilltop gas station is Columbus’ 99th homicide of 2021

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police are investigating a shooting at a gas station in the Hilltop area that became the city’s 99th homicide of 2021.  

According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 4:20 a.m., Wednesday, officers were called to the 3000 block of Sullivant Avenue on the report of a shooting.  

Officers arrived on scene and found Timothy E. McGuire, 21, suffering from a gunshot wound.  

McGuire was pronounced dead at the scene.  

A witness told police McGuire and the suspect had a verbal altercation before the suspect returned to his vehicle and began firing several shots as he pulled off the lot, striking McGuire.  

The suspect’s vehicle was described as a white SUV with front passenger side damage.  

Police continue to investigate and ask anyone with information to call the CPD Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477. 

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