January 6, 2022

Shootout on Columbus street leaves one hurt, police searching for clues

Therese Apel

Police in Columbus are trying to pin down more information on a shooting late Wednesday.

Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton said witnesses in the 600 block of Sixth Street South called police around 3:30 p.m. and said two people were shooting at each other from opposite ends of the street.

“We are still early in the investigation, but we believe these two suspects were shooting at each other on the street,” said Shelton.

One person was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle with a gunshot wound, police said, but that person’s condition is unclear. It is also not clear whether that person was involved in the incident or was a bystander.

Police have detained one subject that met the description of one of the suspects leaving the scene. That person is being questioned.

Six vehicles in the area were also hit by stray bullets.

“We are interviewing witnesses and also examining video footage from the area. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers or use the P3 free app,” Shelton said.

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