Child in stable condition after being shot Monday night

COLUMBUS (WCMH)– Columbus Police say a 7-year-old girl is in stable condition after being shot in the back Monday night.

Shortly after 5 pm, Columbus Police were called to the area of Cleveland Avenue and Blake Avenue on reports of shots fired. They arrived at the scene, but did not find any victims.

Later that night, around 9:40 pm, a shooting victim was reported at a local hospital. She had been in a vehicle in the same area earlier in the night, according to police.

She had a minor gunshot wound in her back and is in stable condition.

Detectives believe these incidents are connected and are investigating. 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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