COLUMBUS (WCMH) – A child aged 1 to 2 is dead while his mother is in stable condition after a shooting near Polaris Tuesday night.
The shooting in the Lazelle Road and Worthington Galena Road area was reported at around 9:26 pm, according to Columbus Police
Columbus Police Chief Elaine Bryant said it was a domestic violence situation.
One man injured in a shooting in northern Colombus
The child was taken to St. Ann’s Hospital while the mother was taken to OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital in stable condition.
Bryant said the shooting occurred in a house, prompting the suspect to put the mother and child in a car. The car then crashed, as a result of which the suspect allegedly stole another couple’s vehicle and eventually crashed that car.
The suspect was arrested a short time later.
Bryant did not want to reveal the relationship between the suspect and the victims.
No further information is currently available.
For assistance, call the Ohio Domestic Violence Network at 614-781-9651 or contact your local domestic violence program at odvn.org.
Many programs offer emergency shelter, legal assistance, support groups, and counseling.
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