One critically injured in east Columbus shooting

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — One person was critically injured Friday night after shots were fired in an east Columbus neighborhood.

It happened around 8:09pm on Melroy Avenue near South Hamilton Road.

Columbus Police say the victim, now identified as 51-year-old Dwaynel Howard, was taken to Grant Medical Center in critical condition. According to police, Howard was pronounced dead the following day.

No suspect information has been released. The motive and incident are under investigation.

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