Cell phone stopped bullet in west Columbus shooting

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police say one person was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital after a shooting along Wedgewood Drive in Columbus.

It happened shortly after 8pm on the 800 block of Wedgwood Drive.

According to Columbus police, a 13-year-old boy was shot in the leg, but a cell phone in his pocket prevented the bullet from penetrating the skin. He was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital as a precaution.

Police believe the shooting happened as a result of a robbery.

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