Woman killed when mishandled gun discharges in southeast Columbus home, police say

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police say it appears a woman was shot and killed when someone mishandled a gun in southeast Columbus.

According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 11:19pm, Monday, officers were called to the 5000 block of Labelle Drive on the report of a shooting.

When police arrived on scene, they found Jwan N. Porter, 40, suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Porter was transported to Mount Carmel East Hospital where she died from her injuries.

Police say it appears someone inside the residence mishandled a gun when it discharged, striking Porter and fatally wounding her. 

Police continue to question people and their involvement in the shooting, but no charges have been filed. 

Anyone with information on this shooting can call the CPD Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477. 

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