COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Three people were injured Monday afternoon after a reported shooting at a shopping center in northeast Columbus.
According to Columbus Police, the incident took place on the 1800 block of East Dublin Granville Road at approximately 3 p.m. at the Beechcroft Center.
Officers at the scene said the shooting took place outside the 161 Kings barbershop at the center.
According to police, one of the victims entered the barbershop and punched the unknown suspected shooter in the head while he was sitting in the shop’s waiting area.
Police said a fight began and the suspect drew a gun and began shooting at the three victims. As the victims ran through the parking lot, the suspect began chasing them, continuing to fire his handgun.
The three victims ran to a nearby PNC Bank for help, where they were located by police.
The suspect fled the scene in a dark colored vehicle.
Three male victims were transported from the scene, all in stable condition.
One victim, a 19-year-old who was shot in the left foot, was transported to OSU Main Hospital. He has been treated and released.
The second victim, a 19-year-old, was shot in the right calf and left heel. The third victim, an 18-year-old, was shot in his right hand. Both were transported to Riverside Hospital, where they are listed in stable condition.
The victims did not want to pursue charges.
The suspect has yet to be identified.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Columbus Police at 614-645-4189.