Shooting in Linden area leaves man dead

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police are searching for the suspect who shot and killed a man in the Linden area. 

According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 1:31am, Thursday, officers were called to the 1300 block of E. 23rd Avenue on the report of a shooting.  

When officers arrived on scene, they found Robert Anthony Fleming, 43, sitting in a in a vehicle, suffering from a gunshot wound.  

Fleming was pronounced dead at the scene.  

Police say Fleming was driving on E. 23rd Avenue when an unidentified person shot at his vehicle from the alley.  

At least one round struck Fleming, fatally wounding him, according to police.  

Police continue to look for the suspect and ask anyone with information on this shooting to call the CPD Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.  

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