Shooting outside Columbus Pelican Room bar leaves woman dead

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police are investigating a deadly shooting near a bar in downtown Columbus. 

According to the Columbus Division of Police, around 1:41 a.m., Thursday, officers were called to the 100 block of E. Main Street on a shooting near the Pelican Room bar.  

When officers arrived on scene, they found Teaira Harris, 26, lying in a parking lot with a gunshot wound. She was taken to an area hospital where she later died.  

Witnesses told officers there were several small fights inside the bar, and later in a parking lot, Harris pulled a gun and began pointing it at several people, including a 43-year-old man. 

The man then shot Harris in self-defense, according to police.  

“At this time, no charges have been filed, and upon completion of this investigation, the case package will be sent to the Franklin County Grand Jury for final review and determination,” police released in a statement.  

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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