Shots fired during robbery attempt outside bar

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Shots were fired early Monday morning during a robbery attempt, according to police.

It happened shortly after 2 a.m. Monday near the O Lounge on Cassady Avenue in Columbus.

According to Columbus police, a man was leaving the bar when another person tried to rob him. During the incident, several shots were fired by the suspect.

Security guards then came out from the building and returned fire.

Nobody reported being hit by any of the gunfire.

The suspect was last seen running from the lot.

Police say area hospitals have been alerted to the possibility of somebody coming in with a gunshot wound. 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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