COLUMBUS (WCMH)– Columbus Police are investigating after three people were shot early Monday morning.
According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 1:56am, Monday, officers were called to the 800 block of Wedgewood Avenue on the report of a shooting.
When officers arrived on scene, they found Omar Abdulkadir Ali, 25, seated in a vehicle in the area suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers found two other victims, Mohammed Deq, 22, and Ali Abdulkadir Ali, 23, also suffering gunshot wounds, outside the vehicle.
Police spokesman Sgt. Rich Weiner there was one other person in the vehicle who was not injured.
“They drove over to that area to drop somebody off and that’s when they were approached by three individuals in black hoodies,” Weiner said.
Omar Ali was pronounced dead at the scene.
Deq and Ali Ali were taken to Mt. Carmel West hospital in critical condition.
Witnesses told police the men were from upstate New York and were visiting a friend in the neighborhood.
Police said witnesses’ accounts lead investigators to believe robbery was a motive for the shooting.
The shooting remains under investigation and police ask anyone with information to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.