Police identify 16-year-old shot and killed Thursday morning

COLUMBUS (WCMH)– Columbus Police are investigating after a shooting early Thursday morning left a teenager dead.

Police originally responded to the corner of E Main Street and S James Road just before 2:00 am.

Police say they located a 17-year-old victim who was transported to Grant Medical Center in stable condition.

Police and medics then located a second victim, identified as 16-year-old Marquelis Barnes, on the side of the street on the 600 block of S James Road. The second victim was pronounced dead at the scene just after 3:00am.

Police say two groups of people got into an altercation in a gas station parking lot in the area, when someone pulled a gun and began shooting.

There is no suspect information at this time.

Police say S James Road is closed northbound from E Main Street and southbound from Bexley Park Road.

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