Police Search for Gunman Following Ohio Shooting That Injured 10 People
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Police Search for Gunman Following Ohio Shooting That Injured 10 People

Ten people were injured after a shooter opened fire in Columbus, Ohio, and police are searching for the shooter.

The Ohio capital city’s Short North area saw gunfire on Sunday morning shortly before 2:30 in the morning, according to a press statement from the Columbus Police Division. Police claimed that the incident happened at many locations along North High Street.

The suspect is still at large several hours after the massacre. Any pertinent information regarding the alleged shooter is being requested by the police. Police report that the prospective gunman was observed wearing all black attire, while little more is known about him.

It is thought that the unidentified suspect left the scene fast in a white, four-door Honda Civic with tinted windows, which they believe is connected to the shooting incident.

Ten victims, ages 16 to 27, were hurt, according to the police. There were eight adults and two teenagers among the injured. Nine of the adults are stable, with one being in severe condition. Police told the Associated Press that they anticipate all of the injured parties to live.

Authorities pursued the suspect’s vehicle, but he did not stop or pull over, according to Sgt. Joe Albert, who gave WCMH a comprehensive account of the police pursuit.

The sergeant stated that at one time during the pursuit, the suspect’s car was traveling on North 4th Street “wrong-way” before turning onto I-670. Because they were unable to keep up with the speed of the vehicle in question, the police lost the vehicle on I-670 close to the Grandview exit.

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Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther released a statement saying, “The gun violence that occurred early this morning in the Short North is outrageous, it’s unacceptable, and it must stop.”

The mayor asked anyone with information about the situation to come forward and provide it.

“We need the community to step up with tips and information to hold the perpetrators of this shooting accountable,” he stated. “We need parents to step up – to know where their kids and teens are, and to enforce a curfew in their homes. And we need the state and federal governments to step up to keep guns off the streets and out of the hands of violent criminals.”

According to data from the Gun Violence Archive, the state has seen six mass shootings this month, including the one that occurred in Columbus early on Sunday morning.

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