COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus police are investigating after a shooting in the Hilltop area left a pregnant woman and a male dead, and the woman’s baby fighting for his life.
According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 11:43pm, officers were called to the 600 block of S. Hague Avenue and the report of a shooting.
When officers arrived on scene, they found Keith Brian Williams III, 23, Marlazia Jones-Mattox, 21, and another male suffering from gunshot wounds.
Williams was pronounced dead at the scene.
Jones-Mattox, who was reportedly 35 weeks pregnant, was transported to Mt. Carmel West Hospital where she died from her injuries. Doctors were able to deliver the baby boy, who remains in critical condition at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
The other unidentified male was transported to Mt. Carmel West Hospital and remains in critical condition.
There are no suspects at this time and detectives are searching for a silvery or gray, mid-size SUV that was seen leaving the scene. Police say the SUV may have bullet holes in the passenger side.
Anyone with information on this shooting can call the CPD Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.