Shooting injures 2 in southeast Columbus

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Two people were injured early Tuesday morning in a southeast Columbus shooting.

It happened just after 2am along Refugee Road near Hamilton Road.

According to Columbus police, Christopher M. Williams and Devon M. Dalton were driving east on Refugee Road when a maroon four door vehicle drove up behind them at a high rate of speed. The car, possibly a 1990s Nissan Sentra, started swerving toward Williams’ vehicle.

Police said Williams tried to speed up to get away from the other car. As Williams approached Hamilton Road, the other car pulled up next to him and one of the occupants threw a beverage container at his car, police said.

After stopping at the red light at Hamilton Road, investigators said the driver of the second car leaned out the window and started cursing at Williams and Dalton. When Williams lowered his window, the driver of the other car started shooting.

Williams was hit in the jaw and Dalton was injured by shrapnel. Both were taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Police described the suspect as a black male with light complexion. He had a ‘chin strap’ style beard and was wearing a blue baseball cap.

Two other people were in the suspect’s car, but no description of them was provided.

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