Columbus Police: Teenager shot in the leg while sleeping

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus Police say a 15-year-old girl was hurt in a shooting on the southeast side Thursday night when someone fired shots into her home.

Police and EMS were called to the 3100 block of Somerset Court South for the report of a shooting around 9:38pm.

Police say 15-year-old Wilahelmina Barnett, was asleep in bed when someone in an unknown vehicle fired multiple shots at her home. She was hit one time in the lower leg.

Officers say she was transported to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in stable condition.

The shooting is under investigation.

Police say anyone with information about this case should contact CPD’s Assault Unit at 614-645-4141 or Det. Miller at or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS (614-461-8477). 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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