Two men dead after argument sparks triple shooting

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Police believe an argument in northeast Columbus lead to a triple shooting, killing two men overnight.

Columbus police were dispatched to the 2400 block of Dawnlight Avenue around 11:35pm Friday on the report of a shooting.  Witnesses told investigators an argument took place on a front porch, which led to several gunshots fired. Three men were critically wounded in the shooting.

Two of the men, Calvin Carmichael, 26, and Anthony Sparkes, 28, were rushed from that scene to the hospital. A third victim, James Willis III, 30, tried to drive himself to the hospital but stopped in the area of Joyce Avenue and Hudson Street.

Two of those three victims, Willis and Carmichael, died overnight. Sparkes remains in critical condition.

Police said they are not looking for any suspects at this time as they continue their investigation.

These are the 115th and 116th homicides of 2017 in Columbus.

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