One victim injured in Hilltop shooting, police continue search for suspect


COLUMBUS (WCMH) — One person was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries after shots were fired in the Hilltop area on Sunday.

Police were called to the scene of a shooting at 2800 Sullivant Avenue around 6:36pm.

Officers found 44-year-old Michael Johnson suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Johnson told police he was in an altercation with Jesse Salazar, 33, and Salazar fired multiple shots at him. 

Johnson was struck in the left leg and right hand. He was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.

Salazar fled the scene in a black SUV before officers arrived. Police now have a warrant for his arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to call Columbus Police Assault Detective Scott Polgar at (614) 645-0114.

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