Man killed in east Columbus shooting

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — One man is dead after an early morning shooting in east Columbus.

Columbus Police officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of Maryland Avenue around 2:30am Saturday on the report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found 27-year-old Deaonte Dwayne Bell unresponsive and suffiering from a gunshot wound.

Police say Bell was transported in critical condition to Grant Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

According to police, there are no suspects, no known witnesses and no clear motive at this time. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Columbus Police Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-TIPS(8477).

This is the 54th homicide in the city of Columbus this year. 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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