One dead in shooting on 15th Avenue

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A 16-year-old boy was shot and killed in the Linden area Tuesday evening, according to police.

The shooting happened shortly after 10 p.m. on the 1000 block of East 15th Avenue.

According to police, Richard D. Ferguson IV was riding his bike west on 15th Ave. when someone started firing at him.

Ferguson was pronounced dead at the scene.

No suspects have been identified.

Police ask that anyone with information call Columbus police at 645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 461-TIPS. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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