Police searching for suspects after gunfire exchanged in North Linden

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus Police are searching for two suspects after they say gunfire was exchanged in North Linden early Sunday morning.

It happened in the area of Manchester Avenue and Dresden Street early Sunday morning. Officers spotted a vehicle driving erratically through the neighborhood. Once the officers tried to pull the car over, officers say the car hit a curb and the driver exited the vehicle leading to a foot chase.

“Officers ended up on a house up behind Minnesota Avenue, chasing the suspect,” said Denise Alex-Bouzounis with the Columbus Division of Police Public Information Office. “The driver ended up stopping, turning and looking at the officers, fired at least one shot at the officers and one of the officers fired back at the suspect.”

According to police, there are two individuals involved in the incident. One suspect is described as a dark-skinned black male with short hair, standing between 5’8” and 5’10” and weighing between 160 and 180 pounds. Officers have not given a description of the other suspect involved.

Police have a perimeter set up along Weber Road between Bremen Street and Medina Avenue and between Weber Road and Manchester Avenue.

Police dispatchers say no injuries have been reported at this time.

Reporter Tyler Carter is following this story and will have the latest coming up on NBC4 at 6am. For more stories right now, grab our free news app for iPhone or Android.

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