Person found shot at scene of fire in Franklinton

COLUMBUS (WCMH)–Police say one person was found shot at the scene of a fire in Franklinton.

The male victim was taken to Mount Carmel West Hospital in life-threatening condition from a building on Thomas Avenue. Battalion Chief Karl Jefferson said the victim was found in the back yard of the building. He said the fire and the shooting are related.

Battalion Chief Steve Martin told NBC4 the fire did not appear to be accidental.

Arson investigators and Columbus Police are expected to jointly investigate this incident.

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