10 Shot In Ohio, Police Seeking Suspect

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Ten people were shot, including one reported to have suffered critical injuries, in relation to an incident in Columbus, Ohio, early Sunday (June 23) morning, the Columbus Police Department announced on its Facebook account.

The shooting is reported to have taken place in the Short North Arts District in the downtown area of the city at 2:30 a.m. The victims are reported to range between ages 16 to 27, the Columbus Police Department confirmed.

All of the victims appeared to be males, according to local news station WCMH-TV. Nine of the victims were reported to be in stable condition, according to the Columbus Police Department.

A male suspect was found by police shortly after the incident took place, but managed to lose officers during a highway pursuit and remains at large, according to Columbus Police Sgt. Joe Albert. The suspect vehicle was described as a white Honda Civic with tinted windows.

The incident was the latest shooting in the Short North Arts District in the past 14 months, following two simultaneous shootings resulting in at least 10 people being shot, including one by an officer, on May 6, 2023. Three people were killed and at least three others injured in a mass shooting that took place in the district about two weeks later, according to WCMH-TV.

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