Police say that a kid was shot during a fight near an elementary school in West Columbus. The child was taken to the hospital.
At 3:27 p.m. on Monday, there was a report of a shooting in the 3700 block of Eakin Road, which is where cops went.
A 12-year-old boy was found with a bullet wound in his arm. He was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where his status was stable.
Police said that the killing took place during a fight on the property of Eakin Elementary School.
The tweet below verifies the news:
“People were fighting, and somebody ran over and they pulled out a gun and started firing it in the air,” a mom of two told WSYX about what she saw as she picked up her kids.
A spokesperson for Columbus City Schools said that the school was ready to let students go home for the day when “shots were heard in the surrounding neighborhood.”
The school did a reverse evacuation, which meant that kids were brought back into the building until 4:15 p.m. when police gave the all-clear.
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Police haven’t said anything about any suspects.
The Columbus Police Felony Assault Unit can be reached at 614-645-4141, and Central Ohio Crime Stoppers can be reached at 614-461-TIPS (8477).
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