Columbus Police seek public’s help in shooting investigations

COLUMBUS – Columbus police are looking for your help after three separate incidents of shots being fired in the city in the span of five days.

According to the Columbus Police Department, the first shooting happened around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12. in the 900 block of 11th Street. No injuries were reported.

Three days later, on Saturday, Oct. 15, a man reported a person approached him in the 1000 block of California Street around 3:30 a.m. and fired a shot into the ground during an argument. Police say no one was injured.

On Sunday, Oct. 16, a woman was shot around 12:40 a.m. in the 900 block of California Street. She was transported by ambulance to Columbus Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to Lt. Matt Harris, police have a large number of detectives investigating the incidents.

One of the concerns is that people are using guns to settle their disputes.

According to Lt. Harris, the city averages one homicide a year, making the shootings unusual,

“We’re hoping that someone may have heard or seen something and will come forward and they can do so anonymously, but we’re needing the public’s assistance,” added Lt. Harris.

If you have any information about these incidents, you can call the Columbus Police Department Investigations Division at 812-376-2600. Tips can be left anonymously.