Boy shot while helping mom with groceries in NE Columbus

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A teen was shot in the shoulder while helping his mother put away groceries, according to police.

Columbus police responded to reports of a shooting in the 1300 block of East 5th Ave. just after 6pm Friday. Shots were fired from the rear alley into the home.

Police said the 15-year-old boy, who was shot once, was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Columbus Police Assault Unit at 614-645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 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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