One dead, one critical after separate shootings within minutes of each other in Columbus

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) – One person is dead and another in stable condition after two separate shootings within minutes of each other Sunday night.

The first shooting happened near the 11th Avenue Ramp on I-71 South at approximately 5:58 p.m.

According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 5:56 p.m., Sunday, officers were called to the area of E. 11th Avenue near I-71 on the report of a shooting. 

When officers arrived on scene, they found a 19-year-old male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  

The man was taken to an area hospital where he later died.  

Police say the victim was in a vehicle with several other people when someone pulled a gun and shots were fired before a struggle ensued. 

During the struggle, the gun fired again, fatally wounding the victim before he exited the vehicle and collapsed, according to police. 

The vehicle then drove away from the scene, and the victim was aided by a passerby who called for help.  

The victim’s identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin.  

The second shooting happened at Cleveland Avenue and Huy Road at 6:04 p.m.

According to police on the scene, the victim was dropped off at a Sunoco gas station after he was shot. The victim is in stable condition, police said.

No further information is available at this time.

Scene of shooting at Cleveland Avenue and Huy Road
Scene of shooting at Cleveland Avenue and Huy Road

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