1 killed, 5 injured in Columbus strip mall shooting in Ohio

TEHRAN, Apr. 18 (MNA) – A woman is dead and five other people were injured Saturday night at a shopping plaza southeast of Columbus in what appeared to be a drive-by shooting at people.

LaToya Renee Carpenter, 32, was killed in Saturday's shooting, according to 50-year-old Perez Williams, who identified himself to The Dispatch at the scene as the victim's fiancé, Columbus Dispatch reported.

Carpenter was fatally struck by a stray bullet while driving a vehicle in the parking lot outside the Dollar General in the Refugee Center shopping plaza on Chatterton Road near Noe-Bixby Road in Truro Township.

Columbus police Lt. Dan Hargus confirmed one person was pronounced dead at 7:50 p.m. and five others were injured in the shooting. One of the wounded was taken to Nationwide Children's Hospital, two to Mount Carmel East hospital, and one to OhioHealth Pickerington.

All five injured were in stable condition, Hargus said.

No information on the deceased or the other five was immediately available Saturday night from the Franklin County Sheriff's investigators at the scene. Police from Columbus, Groveport and Madison Township responded to assist, along with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Investigators have also not released any information about a suspect.


News Code 172241


Your Comment

You are replying to: .
  • 6 + 9 =